Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)

The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (APMA) is a postgraduate degree program that seeks to develop the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region to protect and promote human rights. Scholarships (partially funded by the European Union) are available to support students from the Asia Pacific region to join this programme.

The APMA is part of a global network of human rights and democratisation Masters programmes made up of over 100 universities around the world: Global Campus of Regional Masters Human Rights and Democratisation Programmes.

The APMA programme provides regional perspectives to global research and education initiatives.  More information on Global Campus publications, can be found at:

From August 2016 the Institute for Peace and Human Rights Mahidol University, Thailand, ( are hosting the MHRD (Asia Pacific) with regional teaching partners:

The University of Sydney, in conjunction with all partners, hosted the program from August 2010 – July 2016 and remains an associate program partner.

All inquiries regarding the degree program and scholarships should be directed to:

APMA Program, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies,
Panyaphiphat Building,
Mahidol University, Salaya Campus,
999 Phuttamonthon 4 Rd, Nakhon Pathom
Thailand 73170.
Office Telephone: (66) 2-441-0813-5
Fax: (66) 2-441-0872-3
Office email: