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Key information
University University of Manitoba
Country Canada
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 16 months
Tuition fee 2000
Application deadline(s) September 22, 2024
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The Master of Human Rights is an interdisciplinary program that trains students academically and practically for future careers in the area of human rights. The program was launched in 2019 and it is the first of this kind in Canada. It is executed in collaboration with multiple University of Manitoba faculties, including social work, arts and education, as well as the Centre for Human Rights Research, the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice in St. Paul’s College, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Upon being accepted to the program, students are offered an option to choose between two streams- the practicum stream and thesis stream. Students who choose the practicum stream participate in work placements at some of the leading international and local human rights organizations to gain practical experience in human rights area. Some of those organizations include The Manitoba Human Rights Commission, NATO, Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth, and the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Admission requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Thesis proposal (if entering the thesis stream)
  • English language certificate