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Human Rights MicroMasters

Degree type Master
Academic title Pre-Master
Location
Methodology fully online
Commitment Part time
Duration 3 months
Tuition fee 519 £
Deadline 5. February 2019
Language English

Description

Enrich your understanding of human rights ideas and practices at local, national and international levels throughout this series of courses from Curtin University. The Human Rights program is offered by Curtin University of Technology.

  • Human Rights Theory and Philosophy

Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights as well as some of the major critiques of the concept.

  • Human Rights and Development

Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice.

  • Activism, Advocacy and Change

Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The role of modern human rights institutions.
  • The political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights that underpin current systems.
  • Multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspectives of human rights.
  • The roles that social movements, grass-roots campaigns and other initiatives have played in the development of human rights ideas and practices.

Job Outlook

  • Human rights is a multidisciplinary area that incorporates politics, anthropology, philosophy, education, social work and legal frameworks.
  • Career opportunities include human rights worker, educator/teacher, health worker, lawyer, social worker, activist, mediation and conflict worker, community worker and development worker, in both the public and private sector.
  • Graduates from Curtin’s degree program have gone on to work in anti-racism programs, human rights non-government organisations, policy develop

Course Syllabus

What You’ll Learn:

  • The role of modern human rights institutions.
  • The political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights that underpin current systems.
  • Multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspectives of human rights.
  • The roles that social movements, grass-roots campaigns and other initiatives have played in the development of human rights ideas and practices.

Admission requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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About the author

Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights.