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Human Rights

University of Winnipeg

36 months
14700 CAD/year
3942 CAD/year
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The Human Rights program at University of Winnipeg  provides you with the opportunity to structure your education around the study of social justice, global citizenship, and human rights. Because 'human rights’ is understood in multiple ways, this major takes an interdisciplinary approach to its core courses.

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The Human Rights program at University of Winnipeg  will expose you to issues of human rights from diverse perspectives - conflict resolution, gender studies, international development studies, politics, history, geography, philosophy, anthropology, economics, and religious studies.  

Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in Human Rights as a secondary area of interest. This is the only undergraduate Human Rights program in Western Canada and is studied as a model by other institutions world-wide seeking to implement such an undergraduate degree

Sample Careers

You will develop knowledge and analytic skills relevant to a wide range of jobs in both the public and private sector, such as in public administration, international rights and advocacy groups, humanitarian and refugee organizations, and academia. 

A major in Human Rights is an excellent background for law school and for work in NGOs and other rewarding fields. A minor in Human Rights is a strong and relevant supplement for students pursuing careers in business or the health sciences. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History of Human Rights in Canada
  • Models of Transitional Justice 
  • Refugees, Resettlement and Resilience
  • Concepts and Conventions in Human Rights
  • Global Human Rights Advocacy
  • Capstone Seminar in Human Rights

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits
  • 4 years: 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for entry. Students must consult with the program coordinator or designate in planning their course of study. 
  • American High School Curriculum -  Complete grade 12 with a minimum high school average of C+ or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects.
  • International Baccalaureate – An IB diploma with 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses.  For transfer credit or advanced standing, no grade below 4 accepted.Minimum points required: 24Minimum total score of 24 points 
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. The admissions office has expanded the requirements to include the Duolingo English Test as an approved form of meeting English proficiency for September 2020 and January 2021. The required score will be a minimum of 115 on the test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14700 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3942 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3942 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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