Human Rights Project

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

An online postgraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Human Rights Project forms part of the Master of Human Rights. You will have the opportunity to pursue either a research or practice-based project based around a relevant area of your choosing.

If you choose to conduct a research-based project, you will be asked to deliver an academic dissertation with the guidance of a supervisor. You will be expected to demonstrate critical analysis of the subject you have chosen, applying relevant theoretical research and clearly communicating your conclusions.

If you choose a practice-based project, you will complete an internship at a human rights organisation relevant to your area of interest. On completion of this internship you will be expected to deliver a written report in which you critically reflect upon your experience.

Eligibility

It’s recommended that you have completed the following units, or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Human Rights Theory and Philosophy
  • Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions
  • Community Education and Consciousness Raising
  • Human Rights Instruments and Institutions
  • Human Rights and Development
  • Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Human Rights

Areas of study

In this Human Rights Project unit, the topics you will study will be dependent on your particular project.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Human Rights, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

A core requirement of the Master of Human Rights, this project-based unit allows you to apply the knowledge and principles you have learned in previous units to an area specific to your chosen field of interest. You will apply practical and theoretical research methods and critical analysis of your area of study, with the help of an academic supervisor or a team of colleagues.

By engaging in this Human Rights Project, you will be able to direct your studies towards your ultimate career goals, and make valuable connections through field activities or while conducting your research. Internships can be a valuable tool for opening up career opportunities, while the specialisation and academic rigour required to complete a research-based dissertation can prove highly desirable to future employers.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Human Rights Project from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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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).

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