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    • Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • Faculty of Law

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    • Master of Human Rights

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    Expected duration

    • Practicum Stream: 16 months
    • Thesis Stream: 16-24 months

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    Program options

    • Practicum Stream
    • Thesis Stream

Program details

The Master of Human Rights is an interdisciplinary program with two stream options available.

Master of Human Rights

Expected duration: 16-24 months (depending on stream)

Tuition and fees: one year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must complete:

  • 18 credit hours of study
  • A practicum and major research project (Practicum Stream) or a thesis (Thesis Stream)

Sample course offerings

Program-approved graduate-level elective courses are available through various faculties supporting the MHR program.

  • ANTH 4780: Museums, Memory, and Witnessing (3 credit hours)
  • DS 7020: History of Disability (3 credit hours)
  • EDUB 7212: Critical Applied Linguistics in a Global Context (3 credit hours)
  • GEOG 7010: Political Ecology, Discourse and Power: Understanding Contemporary Environmentalism (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 7772: Imperialism, Revolution, Democracy: Latin American History since the Cuban Revolution (3 credit hours)
  • NATV 7240: Issues in Colonization (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7126: Ethnic Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 credit hours)
  • POLS 7790: International Relations Theory (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Faculty of Law website

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Master of Human Rights program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

To be considered for admission to the Master of Human Rights program, you must have:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours of study.

One undergraduate-level course in human rights or equivalent field experience is preferred.

Applicants who expect to complete their undergraduate degree before September may be conditionally accepted into the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The Master of Human Rights program has only one application deadline per year, and applications are accepted for September entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • CV
  • Statement of Interest
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Thesis proposal (if entering the Thesis Stream)

Application deadlines

Canadian/US/International applicants

Term Application deadline Apply
Fall 2022 December 1, 2021 Apply

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Learn more

Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Faculty of Law
306B Robson Hall
224 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Phone: 204-474-6130
Fax: 204-474-7580