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Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jan 2024


Auckland University of Technology


Follow your passion for human rights, and develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, advocacy and communication skills in the human rights field.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights can open up opportunities in international human rights organisations, government, policy agencies, human rights institutions and national NGOs in New Zealand and overseas.

This interdisciplinary programme is also great if you’re currently working in law, regulatory agencies, human rights or education.

What you study

You need to successfully complete 120 points from papers in the Master of Human Rights. You should discuss your paper choice and intended study sequence with the programme leader before enrolling in papers.

To complete this programme you attend a series of block courses delivered by international experts.

Master of Human Rights

Career opportunities for graduates include human rights work in:

  • Government
  • Policy agencies
  • National human rights institutions
  • International and national NGOs

Entry criteria

Bachelor of Arts OR
Graduate Diploma in Arts OR
Relevant professional experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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