Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Human Rights Law




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Internationally recognised postgraduate diploma allowing specialisation in International Human Rights Law.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Human Rights Law is available on a full-time basis over a one year period. Lectures are held in the evening time to allow those who are working or have other daytime commitments.

Please note: The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts​ in International Human Rights Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following: 2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or a foreign equivalent. Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study International Human Rights Law at Griffith?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Human Rights Law offers students the opportunity to specialise in International Human Rights Law, to facilitate enhanced career opportunities and/ or to lay the foundations for PhD study.

  • Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised Postgraduate Diploma in law.
  • Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of International Human Rights Law, for example, International Humanitarian Law, International Children's Rights Law and International Asylum and Immigration Law.
  • Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of sectors outside law including in the civil or foreign service, or in the NGO sector.
  • A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape
  • All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their field.

Course Highlights

  • Unique Human Rights international law focus
  • Experienced lecturers - experts in their field
  • Small class sizes - more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
  • Evening time lectures - it is possible to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma with work or other daytime commitments

Intake Dates

We run two intakes for this course, in the Autumn and Spring.

  • September*
  • February*

*subject to sufficient numbers.

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