This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Total credit points required||48|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1 year FT, 4 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (City (Melbourne))|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3392|
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This course provides advanced offerings in this area for both graduates in law and graduates in disciplines other than law. The extensive range of units enables students to develop and enhance their knowledge across the breadth of human rights law, which is becoming increasingly important in industry, the media and government. The program is also attractive for those who seek employment by human rights related organisations such as international organisations, domestic and international, non-government organisations (NGOs) and development agencies.The graduate program focuses upon both a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of human rights law and its practical application as well as addressing advanced and current issues from both a local and international perspective.
This course seeks to provide students with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the international and domestic human rights legal framework, the organisations that promote and protect it, and the mechanisms and processes by which it is enforced, and the interpretation of human rights laws. Graduates will also develop high-level skills in interpreting and analysing primary and secondary human rights materials, including treaties, treaty body decisions, domestic jurisprudence and scholarly commentary, and will be able to present well-researched arguments in a clear, coherent and scholarly manner.
The course comprises eight 6-point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a minor thesis.
Students must complete one of the following options:
In order to qualify to undertake one of the minor thesis options, a student must have achieved a minimum of 70 per cent in each of the coursework units undertaken. Information on the minor thesis option is available on the Enrolment guidelines and process for postgraduate minor thesisEnrolment guidelines and process for postgraduate minor thesis (http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/enrolments/enrolment-guidelines-pg-minor-thesis.html) webpage. Refer to the 'Areas of study' for more information on units available.
Additional course requirements and recommendation:
Not all units may be available in every year. Further information is available on the faculty website regarding law units and specialisationslaw units and specialisations (http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-overview.html) and the current postgraduate law timetablecurrent postgraduate law timetable (http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html).
Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Law providing all requirements for that award have been met.
Master of Human Rights Law