Programs » Master of Human Rights – M.H.R.

The University of Manitoba launched Canada's first interdisciplinary Master of Human Rights program in September 2019.

Students will complete 18 course credits plus a thesis or a practicum and major research project.

  • required courses (9 credits) include human rights theory, research methods and law.
  • the other 9 credits of graduate-­level, Law or post-­baccalaureate courses may be selected from an approved list that will include courses from multiple faculties, including Arts, Education and Social Work.

Thesis stream: 16 to 24 months full-time.
Practicum stream: 16 months full-time, including a practicum of at least three months.

Apply for the Master of Human Rights Program

Available awards will include:

  • All students admitted into the program are considered for funding opportunities; no separate application is required.
  • Travel awards for some students with demonstrated financial need, to conduct research or participate in a practicum or field course related to their human rights studies.


The Master of Human Rights will be led by a director and a new tenure-track assistant professor, who will serve as the Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice. The new program director is Dr. Kjell Anderson, and the Mauro Chair is now in the process of being hired. Interested candidates can apply here:
Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice and Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track Position