Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights

Interested in human rights? Take the first step in developing your critical thinking, problem-solving, advocacy and communication skills in this field.

In as little as one semester, this interdisciplinary programme can open up opportunities in international human rights organisations, government, policy agencies, human rights institutions and national NGOs in New Zealand and overseas.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights is also great if you’re currently working in law, regulatory agencies, human rights or education.

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

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

An interview may be required.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You need to successfully complete 60 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
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1068
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

18 Feb 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$4,270
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$16,060
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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