Admission

Call for Applications

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) applications for 2014-15 are now closed. Applications will re-open for 2015-16 in September 2014.

The MHRD is a unique Master degree program in which students undertake a foundational semester and an intersessional intensive at the University of Sydney, and then a regional semester of study at one of our partner universities*

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

*Partner universities may be subject to change.

Graduates of the MHRD will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific, and will have opportunities to research and examine the application of human rights and democratisation in the field with the partner institutions.

Scholarships

Local MHRD Scholarship for 2014-15 is now closed. Scholarship applications for 2015-16 will re-open in September 2014.

The scholarship is for suitably qualified, local mid-career professionals working human rights and democratisation to join the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD) program. The scholarship will cover course fees to the value of 60 credit points of domestic student tuition at the University of Sydney and partner universities. It is available to citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand. Please note the scholarship will not include a stipend or living costs.

International MHRD Scholarships for 2014-15 is now closed. Applications will re-open in September 2014.

The University of Sydney will provide up to 20 partial scholarships for international students from the Asia-Pacific region to join the MHRD. Please note, scholarships will only be offered to domestic students (Australian and New Zealand citizens) in exceptional circumstances.

Course Structure

  • In the foundational semester at the University of Sydney, students will undertake four units of study in social science, legal and political approaches to human rights and democratisation.
  • During the regional semester students will 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.

Courses

Foundational semester – University of Sydney, Australia

  • HRTD 6901- Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms, Part I
  • HRTD 6902 - Human Rights and Democratisation Research
  • HRTD 6903 - Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
  • HRTD 6904 - Democratisation: Theory and Practice

Inter-Sessional Intensive – University of Sydney, Australia

  • HRTD 6905 - Human Rights and Democratisation Intensive

Regional Semester – Partner Universities

  • HRDT 6907 - Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms, Part II
  • HRTD 6908 - Critical and Emerging Issues in the Asia-Pacific
    Either:
    • HRTD6909 - Human Rights and Democratisation Dissertation Part I
    • HRTD6911 - Human Rights and Democratisation Dissertation Part II

    OR
    • HRTD6910—Human Rights and Democratisation Internship
    • HRTD6912—Human Rights and Democratisation Internship Report