This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Total credit points required||48|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1 year FT, 2 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (City (Melbourne))|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3397|
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The graduate program in human rights provides advanced offerings in this area for both law and non-law graduates. The extensive range of units enables students to develop and enhance their knowledge across the breadth of human rights law. Such knowledge is becoming increasingly important for those with careers in law, government, media or industry. The program is also attractive for those who seek employment by human rights related organisations such as intergovernmental organisations, non-government organisations (NGOs) and development agencies. The graduate program focuses upon both a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of human rights law and its practical application as well as addressing advanced and current issues from both a local and international perspective.
The Graduate Diploma in Law (Human Rights) aims to provide further education for both law and non-law graduates who want to upgrade their knowledge and keep abreast of local and international developments in human rights law. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development. The course, in terms of course structure, teaching methods, class times and venues, is designed with the interests of part-time students particularly in mind.
24 credit points
This course comprises eight six-point coursework units.
Students must complete a minimum of five coursework units from the area of human rights. The remaining three coursework units may be taken from the approved list of law units. Refer to the 'Areas of study' for more information.
Students admitted with the maximum credit (24 credit points) must complete a minimum of three coursework units from the area of human rights. The remaining coursework unit may be taken from the approved list of law units.
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A credit average is required to articulate to a relevant masters program.
Graduate Diploma in Law (Human Rights)