Extended Call for Applications for the MA in Human Rights, Mahidol University, Thailand

Applications for the MA in Human Rights (International Program), at Mahidol University’s Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies for 2012 will be extended till April 27th, 2012.


The MA in Human Rights is the longest running graduate degree program in Human Rights in Asia, and offers unique opportunities to understand how human rights currently are promoted and protected in the region. The program offers both a comprehensive understanding of human rights in the contemporary world, and also the challenges of applying human rights. Graduates of the program will have excellent research skills for human rights work, alongside an thorough and contemporary theoretical and conceptual knowledge.


There are now over 100 graduates of this program working in organizations around the world, and especially in international organizations in Asia. The graduates of the MA in Human Rights work in a wide variety of sectors such as international organizations, international NGOs, University programs, and other civil society sectors. Graduates can use their knowledge and skills from the program to work in a variety of careers such as program management, research, or academic teaching.


The MA program is made of two semesters of coursework (running from June-September and November to February), followed by a semester of individual research under academic  supervision. The Institute takes research practice very seriously, as it intendeds to develop the quality of research in human rights in the Asian region. Students will be trained in researching for human rights, and must undertake a research project which looks at contributing to the protection of human rights standards.


The form can also be downloaded from the homepage of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University at:



The applications will be reviewed in April for the academic year beginning in June, 2012.

 More information from our web page:  www.humanrights-mu.org/


Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

Graduate Studies Building, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)

Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND

Tel. +66 2 4414125 ext. 400/401

Fax. +66 2 8892151

E-mail: kjanchidfa@gmail.com; humanrights@mahidol.ac.th


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Comment by mike hayes on March 1, 2012 at 3:29am

Unfortunately we don't have scholarships for this year.


Mike Hayes

Comment by Jawad Murady on March 1, 2012 at 2:38am

I have LLB from law faculty Kabul University, I am very interested to apply for this course, but I don't know whether it is scholarship or not, if it is scholarship, is it full scholarship or not?

Comment by Abdallah Bedaida on February 29, 2012 at 3:41pm

this very important issue, I would like to ask if there are scholarship for students of North African students( this information is for my son)

Comment by Luka Paulino Morbe Gore on February 29, 2012 at 2:26am

i'm HR Media and Communications officer, i'm intereested in the Course.

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