Human Rights

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Human Rights

Master of Human Rights

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study
(b) a minimum of 12 credit points of selective units of study
(c) a maximum of 30 credit points from elective units of study
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside the table, including:
(i) units of study from other faculties.
(d) a minimum of 6 credit points from capstone units of study
(e) an optional specialisation, including:
(i) Global Migrations specialisation: 6 credit points core and 12 credit points from the list
(ii) Social Policy specialisation: 6 credit points core and 12 credit points from the list
(iii) International Relations specialisation: 12 credit points core and 6 credit points from the list
(iv) Social Research specialisation: 12 credit points core and 6 credit points from the list

Graduate Diploma in Human Rights

Students complete 48 credit points including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of selective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 18 credit points from elective units of study
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside the table, including
(ii) units of study from other faculties.

Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

Students complete 24 credit points including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 6 credit points of selective units of study; and
(c) 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Core units of study

HRTD6901
Human Rights and the Human Rights System
6      Semester 1
HRTD6903
Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
6      Semester 2
HRTD6916
Human Rights Simulation
6      Semester 1
SCLG6916
Indigenous Rights - Global Issues
6      Semester 2

Selective units of study

SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6    N SCWK6901
Semester 1
SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2
SCLG6700
Global and Regional Migration Governance

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
GEOS5501
Human Rights and the Environment

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   

This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 2a
HRTD6906
The Philosophy of Human Rights
6    N PHIL7607
Semester 1
ECOP6130
Human Rights and International Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCLG6912


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1

Elective units of study

Students who complete 18 credit points within a single cognate discipline with relevance to Human Rights will have a specialisation recorded. Students must satisfy any prerequisite requirements set by the offering Department or Centre, as well as any prerequisites set by individual units of study, before they enrol in any unit of study.
BETH5103
Bioethics in Society
6    A BETH5101 AND BETH5000


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Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


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Semester 2
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.


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Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Intervention and 'Fragile' States
6      Semester 1
CISS6018
Nuclear Arms Control and Non-proliferation
6      Semester 2
DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900
Semester 2
DVST6902
Development: Communication and Education
6    N SSCP6901
Semester 2
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6      Semester 1
DVST6905
Development Project Evaluation
6      Semester 1
DVST6906
Culture, Gender, Health in Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ECOP6018
Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing
6      Semester 1
ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 1
ECOP6108
Economic Management for Sustainability

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
GCST5910
Health, Pleasure and Consumption

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GCST6905
Gender in Cultural Theory
6      Semester 2
GOVT6100
Foundations of Comparative Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6108
Democracy, Development and Rights in SE Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6109
Political Regimes and Regime Transition

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Intensive March
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6147
Foundations of International Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6150
Challenges of Democratic Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6156
Strategy and Civil Society

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6314
Terrorism and International Security
6      Semester 1
GOVT6316
The Politics of Policy Making
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6357
International Policy Making

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
JCTC6100
Sites of Trauma, Landscapes of Genocide

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2a
MECO6901
Media Relations
6      Semester 2
MECO6936
Social Media Communication
6      Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 2
Semester 2a
PACS6901
United Nations, Peace and Security
6      Semester 1
PACS6902
Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation
6      Semester 2
PACS6909
Cultures of Violence
6      Intensive May
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6    N SCWK6930
Intensive March
PACS6912
Nonviolence: Philosophy and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCWK6933
Semester 2
PACS6914
Conflict-Resolving Media
6    N SCWK6935
Intensive August
PACS6915
Human Rights, Peace and Justice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCWK6941
Semester 2
PACS6924
Democracy in the Developing World

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Intensive April
SCLG6910
Comparative Welfare States
6    N SCWK6909
Semester 1
SCWK6910
Working with Communities
6      Semester 1a
SCWK6949
Global Social Policy
6      Semester 2
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
WMST6902
Arguing the Point
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6   

Where students intend to complete both FASS7001 and FASS7002, they should undertake FASS7001 first then FASS7002. Do not enrol in both in one semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Optional Specialisations

Global Migrations specialisation

6 credit points from the following
SCLG6700
Global and Regional Migration Governance

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
12 credit points from the following
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
FASS6001
Dimensions of Inequality
6      Semester 1
GOVT6108
Democracy, Development and Rights in SE Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2

Social Policy specialisation

6 credit points from the following
SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6    N SCWK6901
Semester 1
12 credit points from the following
FASS6001
Dimensions of Inequality
6      Semester 1
SCLG6910
Comparative Welfare States
6    N SCWK6909
Semester 1
SCWK6948
Social Policy Frameworks
6      Semester 1
SCWK6949
Global Social Policy
6      Semester 2

International Relations specialisation

12 credit points from the following
GOVT6137
Forces of Change in Int Relations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6147
Foundations of International Relations
6      Semester 1
6 credit points from the following
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Intensive March
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6156
Strategy and Civil Society

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6357
International Policy Making

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2

Social Research specialisation

12 credit points from the following
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
6 credit points from the following
ECOP6031
Research in Political Economy
6      Semester 2
FASS6001
Dimensions of Inequality
6      Semester 1
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
SSPS6004
Social Research Ethics
6    N SCLG6902 or SCLG3003
Semester 1
SSPS6005
Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis
6      Semester 2
SSPS6006
Data Analytics for Social Research
6      Semester 2
SSPS6007
Intro to Computational Social Sciences
6      Semester 2

Capstone units of study

Students completing a Master of Human Rights are required to complete at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study. Students complete either of the following three capstone options:

(1) Semester-long research project

SCLG6905
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

(2) Year-long dissertation project

Students wishing to complete the year-long dissertation project must also take SSPS6001 or SSPS6002.
SCLG6906
Dissertation Part 1
6    P 24 credit points at 6000 level
N HRTD6909

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
SCLG6907
Dissertation Part 2
6    P SCLG6906
N HRTD6911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

(3) Student placement program

SCLG6923
Social Justice Vocational Project Design
6    N SCLG6914
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCLG6913
Social Justice Vocational Placement
6    P 24 credit points at 6000 level and including SCLG6923

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2b