The Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University is an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching and advocacy in human rights and social justice. The Centre aims to develop a sound theoretical and conceptual base for human rights practice and education, and its research, advocacy and teaching is grounded in the reality of people’s lived experiences.
The Centre offers a Graduate Certificate and Master of Human Rights which can be studied internally or fully online.
These courses are unique in Australia. They are multidisciplinary and designed to promote a critical understanding of human rights discourses and practices, which is attractive to both industry and the community. The courses look at contemporary, cutting-edge issues in human rights that see social workers, teachers, healthcare workers, philosophers, lawyers, development workers, policy workers, journalists, government and non-government employees and others as all having vitally important roles in the development of human rights.
The Centre now also offers a Pre-Masters Human Rights Specialisation for eligible third year Curtin undergraduate students who are passionate about human rights and social justice.
The Pre-Masters Human Rights specialisation sets students on the path to graduate with a Bachelor degree and a Masters in Human Rights in four years of full time study.