Graduate Diploma in Law (Human Rights)
Course code: 3397 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipLaw(HR) ~ 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)
This course caters for the needs of graduates in disciplines other than law who are interested in how human rights law impacts upon their work and those who wish to seek employment by human rights-related organisations such as international human rights NGOs and international development agencies. It also increases the range of options for law graduates who wish to undertake a postgraduate qualification.
The Graduate Diploma in Law (Human Rights) aims to provide further education in the legal profession to students who want to upgrade their knowledge and keep abreast of local and international developments in human rights law. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development. The course, in terms of course structure, teaching methods, class times and venues, is designed with the interests of part-time students particularly in mind.
This course comprises eight coursework units, each worth six points. Candidates may be given credit for up to four units for prior learning. Candidates who do not have an undergraduate law degree, or candidates who have a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction, must complete LAW7212 (Australian legal system). Candidates who are not granted credit must complete eight units.
Students must choose at least three units in the human rights law specialisation, although candidates who are admitted without advanced standing must complete a minimum of five units from this area of specialisation. For further information regarding the core units and other available units, refer to the website at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-specialisations.html.