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Key information
University Auckland University of Technology
Country New Zealand
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 51600
Application deadline(s) December 1, 2022
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The Master of Human Rights offered by Auckland University of Technology is a unique program that attracts students from different backgrounds, such as communications, social sciences, and law. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and can open doors for future careers in international human rights organizations, policy agencies, non-governmental organizations, both in New Zealand and overseas. The program is also suitable for those already working in regulatory agencies, human rights and education organizations, and law.

By attending courses offered by this program, students gain knowledge and acquire key skills in areas of advocacy, treaty body reporting, human rights campaigning and media strategies. Students also learn about both the global and New Zealand’s progress in the areas of human rights, human rights investigation methods, human rights communication and advocacy, and policy analysis and development. During the program, students also conduct an applied research project. For example, in 2016, one of the program’s students created a documentary film focusing on the harsh realities of homeless youth. The film has screened at many film festivals since then, drawing attention on the issue of youth homelessness.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a B grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent
  • English language proficiency certificate