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Human Rights

Earn a MicroMasters credential in the field of contemporary human rights from Curtin University by completing three verified courses in our MicroMasters of Human Rights program.

Enrich your understanding of human rights ideas and practices at local, national and international levels throughout this series of three online 12-week courses that include:

  • 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.
  • Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change: Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change.

The series is multidisciplinary and will benefit anyone wanting to begin or advance their career across a broad range of disciplines. Gaining an awareness of contemporary issues in human rights is important in professions such as education, health, social work and development work, both in the public and private sector. You can also benefit from human rights knowledge in a voluntary capacity, advocating social justice, peace or building a sustainable future.

Successful completion of all three verified courses provides an entry pathway into the Master of Human Rights degree program at Curtin University, which can be studied on campus or fully online. Subject to meeting Curtin’s admission criteria, you will receive credit for three of the ten units that comprise the degree program.


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