Course Description

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 offerthis course at our Monash University Law Chambers, in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.The courseoffers choice from a broad range of human rights law areas, or you canselect from across the range of Masters law elective units. With units covering areas suchdiscrimination, international refugee law, advocacy, genocide and the law,human trafficking, humanitarian law and children's rights —to name a few, youwill gain specialist knowledge and understanding of recent developments inareas 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 professionalgoals. Full-time or part-time study allows to you to continue to work and meetpersonal commitments while you study.The courseenhances your capacity to undertake independent research, and includes optionsfor a pathway to doctoral studies.

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Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $31,700 total course cost.


1 years full time, 2 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at Monash University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 73.0% (national average 67.6%)
Improved skills: 87.6% (national average 73.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.1% (national average 80.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Monash University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at Monash University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 83.6% (national average 86.6%)
Studying full time: 6.1% (national average 6.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Monash University Code: L6002

Entry Requirements

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