Master On Campus

Human Rights

University of Sydney

12 months
41500 AUD/year
29000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Human Rights program at the University of Sydney provides you with an understanding of how human rights apply in various political, social, economic and environmental contexts. You will develop critical skills in the effective use of human rights tools and language to achieve specific changes in the world while gaining skills to apply to real situations and create workable solutions. 


The Human Rights program at the University of Sydney will investigate areas including sociology and social policy, political science and political economy, philosophy, history and human geography. This degree has a global outlook and explores domestic policy and legal issues in the context of the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on Australia's geopolitical position.

Why study with us?

This program combines social, scientific and legal approaches to the study of human rights and provides a holistic perspective on human rights and social change. The course addresses human rights violations at the local, national, regional and global levels. You will have the opportunity to undertake independent scholarly research on current human rights issues and participate in an internship within an Australian or international human rights organisation.

Career Pathways 

The Master of Human Rights may lead you to a career within non-government agencies and the United Nations, roles in international human rights and development agencies as well as federal and state government roles.

You can also find employment in print and visual media (journalism, radio and reporting) where a human rights specialisation is required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English for Postgraduates 
  • Arguing the Point 
  • Asia Pacific Politics 
  • Biomedicine and Society 
  • Challenges of Democratic Politics  
  • Conflict-Resolving Media 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 082905B 

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum 65% average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum 65% average calculated over the whole degree, or an equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $14,500 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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