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Master of Human Rights

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    10 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Master of Human rights program offered through Open Universities Australia will give you education and training in a range of human rights issues and activism. Studying this master's degree, you will gain a thorough understanding of the history of human rights and its development across cultures and religions.


To be eligible for this course you must hold an undergraduate degree.

Areas of study

During this master's degree program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Community education and consciousness raising
  • Human rights activism, advocacy and change
  • Human rights and development
  • Human rights history across cultures and religions
  • Human rights instruments and institutions
  • Human rights issues
  • Human rights theory and philosophy
  • Human rights project preparation
  • Human rights project
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Human Rights from Curtin University.

Upon completion of this master's degree course, you will have a thorough understanding of human rights theory and philosophy. You will have the skills and training to pursue a range of careers in education, diplomatic services, human rights organisations, international development programs and government agencies.

Curious about where a career in arts could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Sociologist
  • Community Worker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Servant
  • State Government Public Servant
  • Policy Manager
  • Planning Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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