Human Rights


Application Fee: $100 CDN (non-refundable)

All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

An acceptable English Language Proficiency test score is required, if applicable. Please note that the Master of Human Rights requires scores above the FGS minimum requirement, as follows:

TOEFL (iBT) A minimum score of 100

For initial assessment purposes only, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable and preferred. Transcripts are required from each institution for the entire academic history, whether or not degree has been awarded, including institutions attended on an exchange. If the English copy is a translation, please include the original language as well.

Degree Certificates – All international transcripts must be accompanied by degree certificates that indicate that the degree has been awarded.

Master of Human Rights

Students are required to complete 18 course credits, and either a practicum and a major research project, or a thesis. MHR students whose original language is English are required to demonstrate working knowledge of a second language by the time of graduation.

Expected Duration

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

Program Fees (Full Time)

  • One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years
  • Year 1 tuition: $6,000 CAD for domestic students (including Permanent Residents); $11,954.12 CAD for International students
    Note: The International Student Program Fee is calculated with the 2018/2019 international student differential rate and is subject to change for Fall 2019

Application Requirements

  • Four-­year bachelor’s degree
  • One undergraduate-­level course in human rights or equivalent field experience is preferred
  • Statement of Interest
  • Thesis Proposal (if pursing the Thesis route)
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Application Deadlines

Canadian / US / International Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Fall 2020 September December 1, 2019 Apply



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


Course Listings

Department Website

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University of Manitoba
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