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What will I learn?

Violations of human rights occur across a broad range of social, economic and cultural areas as well as within the civil and political order. Today we are faced with local and global issues that, in one way or another, impact all of us: denial of education or basic health rights; surveillance and suppression of speech; polarization of incomes or denial of economic security; atrocities of military occupation and war.

Students in York's innovative Human Rights and Equity Studies program explore the roots of human rights violations as they occur across a broad range of social, economic and cultural areas. You will tackle local and global issues, that in one way or another, impact us all:

  • denial of education or basic health rights;
  • surveillance and suppression of speech;
  • polarization of incomes or denial of economic security;
  • atrocities of military occupation and war.

York's program investigates rights and equity concerns through a range of disciplinary lenses. Courses drawn from units across York confront problems of basic rights involving physical, emotional and economic security, cultural autonomy and freedom of political expression, viewing rights in relation to the whole person.

  • Gain multidisciplinary knowledge by exploring human rights and equity in a diverse array of fields, including sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, social work, economics, health, education and the arts.
  • Core professors are experts in social and cultural rights and equity concerns related to health and healthcare, economic inequality and poverty, work and unemployment, and social and labour policy.

Possible Career Paths Include:

International human rights worker, Refugee and migrant advocate, Trade union equity officer, Women and children’s rights officer, Human resource

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$32,416.00 (US$ 24,425) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

4700 Keele Street,

S900 Ross Building,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Accepted Language Tests and Scores: TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83; IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5; Pearson PTE Academic: 60; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60; Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced; Duolingo: 115.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Accepted Language Tests and Scores

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83

IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic: 60

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60

Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced

Duolingo: 115

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
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About York University

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
  • No.1 business school in Canada & top 10 in 11 subject areas

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