Degree Structure

The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) consists of:

  • A foundational semester (from July to November) at the University of Sydney. During this semester students undertake four units of study in social science, legal and political approaches to human rights and democratisation.
  • A regional semester (from January to May) at one of four regional partner institutions. During this semester students complete two further units of study in human rights and democratisation, complemented by their choice of a supervised dissertation or an internship at an in-country organisation specialising in human rights/democratisation. Students must select one of the partners universities listed above to undertake their regional semester study.
  • A one-week intersessional Intensive unit of study, offered in between two semesters, either at the University of Sydney or an offshore partner institution. The Intensive is typically held in November in Sydney or in January offshore.

Partner institutions include:

  • Ateneo de Manila University (the Philippines)
  • Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
  • Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal)
  • The University of Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Mahidol University (Thailand) are associates on the MHRD program. Partners are subject to change.