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master

Degree

Master of Human Rights (Coursework)

Course code: #AK1023

master

Degree

Master of Human Rights (Coursework)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $52,650 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    69.5 out of 100

Highlights
Research Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 15-January-2023 2023-01-15
Fall-February 15-January-2024 2024-01-15
Fall-February 15-January-2025 2025-01-15
Fall-February 15-January-2026 2026-01-15

Overview

Master of Human Rights

Make a difference with AUT's Master of Human Rights, and turn your passion for human rights issues into a career. 

Unique in New Zealand, the programme attracts students from diverse backgrounds and professions - from business and law to the social sciences, communications and emergency services.

This interdisciplinary programme can open up opportunities for international human rights organizations, government, policy agencies, human rights institutions and national NGOs in New Zealand and overseas. 

It’s also great if you’re currently working in law, regulatory agencies, human rights or education.

 

What you study

You develop a sound understanding of advocacy, treaty body reporting, human rights campaigning and media strategies – key skills if you want to work in a human rights organization. 

You become familiar with the global context and New Zealand’s progress in human rights, human rights communication and advocacy, methods of human rights investigation, policy development and analysis.

 

Applied research project

At the heart of the programme is the applied research project.

Courses you study

  • SOSC997 Applied Research Project Or
  • SOSC987 Dissertation

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$64,450

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $52,650

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Relevant work/research experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

Bachelor's degree with a minimum of a B (69.50-74.49%) grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent.

Career opportunities

  • Human Rights Lawyer
  • Human Rights Educator
  • Human Rights Researcher
  • Human Rights Advocacy Officer
  • Human Rights Activism Coordinator
  • Human Rights Web Content Manager
  • Human Rights Program Officer
  • Human Rights Grant Writer
  • Human Rights Policy Analyst
  • Human Rights Administrative Officer
  • Human Rights Digital Content Officer
  • Human Rights Interpreter/Translator
  • Human Rights Policy Specialist
  • Human Rights Legal Officer
  • Human Rights Consultant

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