MC-HRIGHT v.1 Master of Human Rights
Course CRICOS Code: 061485B
Registered full-time Duration: 1.5 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
The Human Rights course is designed to promote a critical understanding of the human rights discourse. The course covers modern human rights institutions and how these work for state and non-state actors. The course also explores the political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights which underpin current systems. In recognition of the importance of a globalised understanding of human rights, the course explores ideas about human rights from multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspectives, as well as looks at the roles of social movements, grass-roots campaigns and other actors have played in the development of human rights ideas and practices. The course takes a problematising approach to education, provoking students to engage with a range of ideas and perspectives and to develop their own positions. The course employs both theoretical and practical learning methods giving students the chance to put their learning into practice and to pursue individual areas of interest more deeply.
Graduates may have opportunities in careers including education, diplomatic services, human rights organisations, international development programs and government agencies.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Applicants require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in one of the following disciplines: Arts/Humanities, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Law, Journalism, or Health. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree in another discipline also require one year work experience (paid or unpaid). A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 for International students is also required.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GC-HRIGHT Graduate Certificate in Human Rights; GD-HRIGHT Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
The Master of Human Rights students must complete six core units, two elective units in first year plus two double Human Rights project units in second year. The Graduate Diploma of Human Rights is offered as an exit award after completion of six core units and two elective units.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of the principles and concepts of human rights in work and community settings
2. critically analyse political, service, policy and moral issues using a human rights framework; think creatively to develop human rights based solutions to social and political problems
3. locate, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant evidence and human rights literature
4. communicate, both verbally and in writing, comprehensive analyses of complex human rights data or theories
5. use technologies to effectively collect information and communicate findings
6. demonstrate ability in self-directed learning
7. recognise the global nature of human rights issues and apply knowledge of practices learned
8. demonstrate a critical appreciation of diverse cultural aspects of human rights theory and practice
9. demonstrate ability to work ethically and independently on study and fieldwork projects, as well as work collaboratively with fellow students, staff and colleagues in the field
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|HRIG5013||v.1||Human Rights Theory and Philosophy||3.0||25.0|
|HRIG5000||v.1||Community Education and Consciousness Raising||3.0||25.0|
|HRIG5001||v.1||Human Rights and Development||2.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|HRIG5014||v.1||Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions||3.0||25.0|
|HRIG5002||v.1||Human Rights Instruments and Institutions||3.0||25.0|
|HRIG5003||v.1||Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change||2.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HRIG6000||v.1||Human Rights Project Preparation||5.0||50.0|
|HRIG6001||v.1||Human Rights Project||5.0||50.0|
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