Master of Laws (Human Rights)
Course code: 3391 ~ Course abbreviation: LLM(Human Rights) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Law
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Melbourne city)
The Master of Laws (Human Rights) is the only coursework masters degree in human rights law in Australia. It provides in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the international human rights legal framework, the organisations that promote and protect it and the mechanisms and processes by which it is enforced. Students will develop high-level skills in interpreting and analysing primary and secondary human rights materials, including treaties, treaty body decisions, domestic jurisprudence and scholarly commentary.
The Master of Laws (Human Rights) is for those who wish to: develop their interest in how human rights law impacts upon their work; seek employment by human rights-related organisations such as international human rights NGOs and international development agencies; and upgrade their knowledge and keep abreast of local and international developments in human rights law.
The Master of Laws (Human Rights) requires the completion of 48 points. Candidates with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction will be required to complete the unit LAW7212 (Australian legal system).
This course may be taken in one of three ways:
(a) eight coursework units, five of which must be taken from the human rights specialisation
(b) four coursework units, two of which must be taken from the human rights specialisation, and a minor thesis of 25-30,000 words on an approved topic in the area
(c) six coursework units, four of which must be taken from the human rights specialisation, and a minor thesis of 12-15,000 words on an approved topic in the area.
The units in the specialisation will be those which are specified from time to time by the faculty board on the recommendation of the Postgraduate Studies Committee of the faculty. For further information regarding specialisations visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-specialisations.html.