Curtin’s Centre for Human Rights Education is a centre for research, postgraduate teaching, critical scholarship and advocacy on human rights. The centre was established in 2003 and leads ethical scholarship, enabling individual agency and community engagement on human rights and social justice through the study and promotion of human rights at local, national and international levels.
Curtin University’s Master of Human Rights course promotes a critical understanding of the discourse that enables policy workers, lawyers, educators, social workers and journalists to contribute to the development, protection and application of human rights.
This course will suit those who want to enter the field of human rights or add a human rights perspective to their profession, and to those working in the field who wish to enhance their knowledge in a particular area of human rights practice or advocacy.
Using both theoretical and practical learning methods, students can examine modern human-rights institutions and explore the philosophical and political development of beliefs about human rights that underpin current systems. Students will consider how social movements, grass-roots campaigns, and government and non-government organisations have contributed to human rights practices and activism.