Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization (International Program)

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  • M.A. Human Rights and Democratization (International Program)
  • Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 73170
  • (+66) 2-441-0813-5 ext.1115
  • (+66) 2-441-0872-73

Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization (International Program)

Master of Arts Program in Human Rights and Democratization (International Program) is a collaborated program that partners with four other universities in Asia-Pacific region. This made us known as the Asia Pacific Regional Proram or the APMA. The four collaborating institutions include Ateneo de Manila Univesrity (the Philippines), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal) and University of Colombo (Sri Lanka). The degree offers students the opportunity to study in both at Mahidol University in the first semester and choose to complete two elective courses and thesis at one of the collaborating institutions in the second semester. The Program is also the regional arm of the Global Campus of Human Rights which is co-funded by the European Commission. We have network of more than 100 academic institutions around the world that offer human rights education at higher education level. The Program collaborates closely with the similar programs in six other regions around the world through the Global Campus network.


Adity Karki (Nepal), APMA 2017-2018

“The APMA programme helped me place one foot ahead in the human rights movement in the Asia Pacific region.”

Mahesti Hasanah (Indonesia), APMA 2018-2019

“This one-year programme is the perfect package to enhance your knowledge and expertise!”


Saittawut Yutthaworakool (Thailand), APMA 2019 - 2020

“The APMA Programme is one of the leading postgraduate programmes in human rights and democratisation in Asia. It allows me to learn and share with faculty members and classmates from multidisciplinary backgrounds. The IHRP is truly a place where professional class and research on human rights and democracy are located.”

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