Human Rights Law - L6002

Human Rights Law

Expert master degree

Are you passionate about human rights? Would you like to enhance your skills in this diverse field? If so the Master of Human Rights Law provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the laws governing this field.

You will develop advanced professional skills and knowledge, enhancing your specialist career within non-government organisations, government sectors, community groups or human rights-related organisations such as international development agencies. You will also gain an understanding of the Australian legal system and will investigate contemporary law issues, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex issues relevant to the field from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

As one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia we offer this course at our Monash University Law Chambers, in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.

The course offers choice from a broad range of human rights law areas, or you can select from across the range of Masters law elective units. With units covering areas such discrimination, international refugee law, advocacy, genocide and the law,human trafficking, humanitarian law and children's rights —to name a few, you will gain specialist knowledge and understanding of recent developments in areas of human rights law and the practice of human rights law. It provides the flexibility to tailor a program of study to suit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-time study allows to you to continue to work and meet personal commitments while you study.

The course enhances your capacity to undertake independent research, and includes options for a pathway to doctoral studies.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Melbourne City, Australia: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date Trimester 1 (January), Trimester 2 (May), Trimester 3 (August)
Qualification Master of Human Rights Law
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

A bachelor Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, including social sciences, humanities or another relevant discipline, as determined by the faculty, with a minimum credit average.

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) plus either a graduate diploma (or equivalent) in Law or a cognate discipline including social sciences, humanities or another relevant discipline or a graduate certificate (or equivalent) in Law or a cognate discipline including social sciences, humanities or another relevant discipline as determined by the faculty.

Or

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, including social sciences, humanities or another relevant discipline plus sufficient relevant work-based experience or professional learning to provide the equivalent of a bachelor honours degree on one of those disciplines, as determined by the faculty. Applicants will be assessed on their entire academic record, with a credit average (or equivalent) preferred. As a general rule, students who do not have a credit average or are relying on relevant work experience to satisfy entry requirements will need to have worked for at least two years, although the required period may be shorter where the work experience has been supplemented by other relevant learning.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

To qualify as a bachelor honours degree for the purpose of admission, a degree must generally be a minimum of four years duration and include a semester length research component.

A cognate discipline is a related discipline relevant to the specific area of specialisation. (For example a student applying to enrol in the Master of Human Rights Law specialisation would need to have completed a degree which includes an area of specialisation or groups of units relevant to the human rights context).

Work-based or other learning is relevant to the extent that it has contributed to advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled legal work or work in a field cognate to the specific area of specialisation. It may include learning in the context of completion of legal professional admission requirements.

To adequately demonstrate your experience, please ensure that you submit a CV which outlines your job title, the organisation name and department and the type, the number of employees, the duration of your tenure and the type (e.g. full time, part-time, casual), a description of the tasks for which you were responsible, how they relate to the area of specialisation in which you are interested, and the nature and extent of the skills they require, including any research skills.

You are required to submit one original employment reference which supports your CV (if you were self-employed, you should submit original references from two clients. You should also provide a URL of your organisation).

To adequately demonstrate other learning please include results transcripts and evidence of satisfactory completion (where applicable) and an explanation of how the specific studies have advanced your knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled legal work or work in a field cognate to the specific area of specialisation.

Making the application

Future students

Trimester 1 (January)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L6002

Trimester 2 (May)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L6002

Trimester 3 (August)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L6002

Closing date

Applications for semester two close 26 July 2019

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$33,700

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in two parts. Part A: Human Rights law knowledge and Part B Extending specialist knowledge electives and research.