The MA Human Rights course at IHRP, Mahidol University, Thailand, is the longest running graduate program in human rights in Asia. Since 1999 we have aimed to help policy makers, activists, academics and human rights defenders in all walks of life strengthen the protection they give to the vulnerable in their communities and around the world, through the knowledge and skills they gain in graduate studies.

Students come from a variety of countries, cultures and personal and professional backgrounds. The faculty teach with a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of human rights allowing students to gain knowledge about human rights which is relevant to their own experiences and situations. As human rights defenders it is always important to be able to look beyond our own world and go into different political, economic, social and cultural environments to establish human rights for all.