At IHRP we offer 3 international courses at graduate level:


MA Human Rights

The MA Human Rights course is the longest running graduate course in human rights in Asia. It provides a detailed focus on human rights issues in the region and around the world. The three semester structure gives students an opportunity to spend a full semester working on their thesis, delving into the issues important to them.

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MA Human Rights and Democratization

The MA Human Rights and Democratization course (MHRD) is offered as a joint program between IHRP and one of 4 other universities in Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Philippines and Indonesia. In this two semester course, students spend their first semester studying at IHRP, then go to their partner university for the second semester. Scholarships are available for students from the Asia-Pacific region.

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PhD Human Rights

IHRP offers the only interdisciplinary PhD program in Human Rights and Peace Studies in Asia, and one of few in the world. The program begins with 2 semesters of coursework, followed by 3 to 5 semesters of research and completing the thesis. The program structure is flexible, depending on the applicant’s educational and working background.

Learn more about the PhD Human Rights course.