Master of Human Rights

Auckland University of Technology

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1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the programme will understand the historical development and evolution of human rights, and understand emerging paradigms and contemporary challenges in human rights at national, regional and international levels. Graduates will learn to utilise the human rights framework in the development and evaluation of policy. They will have skills that will equip them for academic work, policy analysis, advocacy and communication roles in a range of contexts and organisations. Graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills equipping them for employment in human rights advocacy and research, policy analysis, legal services, human rights education, non-governmental organisations, community development, conflict resolution, civil society organizations and international development organisations. Given that human rights have become the core language of a new politics of humanity, according to legal historian Samuel Moyn, it is anticipated that the programme will have applicability to a wide range of occupations.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A bachelor's degree with a B average or higher in papers in level 7 or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,807 $13,211
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,088 $12,132
Total $16,895 $25,343

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $53,639
Earnings range $43,031 - $62,559
In employment 63%
In further study 33%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 288 864
Phone: (09) 921 9999
Fax: (09) 921 9812

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Where does this information come from?

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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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