Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)
The Masters of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Program) is a one year degree that seeks to develop the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to protect and promote human rights.
After attaining foundational knowledge and skills at the prestigious University of Sydney, all students undertake their regional study elective stream at one of the leading human rights educational institutions in the region - Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, the Kathmandu School of Law in Nepal and the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Scholars of the MHRD choose either an experiential or research-based elective stream where they either gain professional experience with an in-country human rights or democracy organisation or conduct substantial independent field research for a dissertation.
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
- Exposure to emerging areas of human rights scholarship in the Asia-Pacific
- 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.
Call for Applications 2014-2015
Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) program (MHRD).
There are two types of applications with corresponding deadlines:
- Applications for the MHRD Scholarship close on 3 December 2013.
- Applications for full-fee paying study in the MHRD close on 31 May 2014 and are considered upon receipt.
For further information visit: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/human_rights_democratisation/student_administration/admission/index.shtml.
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