Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)
The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) is a 60 credit point degree that seeks to develop the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region to protect and promote human rights. It is offered in partnership by the University of Sydney, Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, the Kathmandu School of Law in Nepal, the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and Ateneo de Manila Law School in Philippines.
The Asia Pacific Program in 10 points:
- Highest standards of inter-disciplinary scholarship
- A uniquely regional lived experience of human rights and democracy
- Focus on the most pressing issues in the Asia Pacific region
- Exposure to emerging areas of human rights scholarship in the Asia Pacific region
- Practitioner-led training and development activities
- Opportunities for independent research
- Field experience and internships
- Unique regional professional networks
- Exposure to cutting-edge research
- Engagement with leading human rights campaigns
At the end of the program, students graduate with a firm grounding in the philosophical, political, institutional, legal, sociological and cultural dimension of human rights and democratisation.
The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific region) brings the study of human rights and democracy to life.
The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) is taken over 1.5 years with an option to complete in 1 year. Students attain foundational knowledge and skills at the prestigious University of Sydney (from July to November). All students then undertake a regional semester at one of the leading human rights educational institutions in the region (January - July if students nominate to accelerate their studies, or up to September on a 1.5 year schedule), choosing either an experiential or research–based elective stream. Students also undertake a one–week intersessional intensive unit of study, which is offered at either the University of Sydney (in November) or off–shore (in January) each year (note, the 2015 calendar has not been released yet).
See Degree Structure for more information.
Financial support – scholarships for study
Scholarships for study in the 2015-16 cohort have closed. Scholarship applications for study in 2016-17 will open in September/October 2015.
See the Financial Support page for more information about past scholarships including selection criteria.
Applications for admission
Applications for admission should be made online via http://sydney.edu.au/courses/master-of-human-rights-and-democratisation-asia-pacific-regional-program.
Visit the Admission Requirements page for more information.