Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Laws

Make a difference and broaden your career options

Human rights advocacy has never been more important.

It’s a rapidly growing field across the world and involves aspects of law, criminal justice, history, philosophy and politics.

Studying a Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Laws will prepare you for a rewarding legal career in human rights both in Australia and globally.

Your strong commitment to social justice is at the heart of this double degree. Like you, we believe in standing up for people in need and issues that matter. We want you to see life through the eyes of others and be inspired to become the leading human rights lawyers and advocates of the 21st century. As a central part of your studies, you will gain essential skills in critical thinking, writing, analysis and debating – skills in high demand from employers.

Our law degree fulfills the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia.

Duration: 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Campus: Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney*, Strathfield*
Mode: On campus

*In Sydney, Law subjects will be offered on the North Sydney campus, whereas most Arts and Philosophy units will be taught on the Strathfield campus.


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Career options

  • the legal profession
  • advocacy: domestic and international advocacy, humanitarian services, disaster relief, policy development, volunteer co-ordination
  • social services: human services provision, public health, economic development, policy development
  • government administration
  • industry regulation
  • communications: foreign news reporting/correspondence, investigative journalism, research
  • politics
  • NGOs, both domestic and international
  • academia
  • diplomacy

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