Graduate Diploma in Human Rights

Study Area

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study Level



The University of Sydney



Course Detail


Camperdown/Darlington campus

Intake Time

March, August

Standard Duration

1 Year

About the Course

This degree provides you with an understanding of how human rights apply in various political, social, economic and environmental contexts. You will develop critical skills in the effective use of human rights tools and language to achieve specific changes in the world while gaining skills to apply to real situations and create workable solutions. Obtain vital knowledge of international and regional human rights systems and investigate areas including sociology and social policy, political science and political economy, philosophy, history and human geography. This degree has a global outlook and explores domestic policy and legal issues in the context of the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on Australia's geopolitical position.


Average Score

At Least 60%


A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

Background Requirements


The University of Sydney

Institute Ranking

#40 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #2 in Australia

Program Ranking

#3 in Australia for Sociology, #21 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020