Master of Arts in Human Rights (International Program)

Courses & Programs


  • M.A. Human Rights (International Program)
  • Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 73170
  • (+66) 2-441-0813-5 ext.1114
  • (+66) 2-441-0872-73

Master of Arts in Human Rights (International Program) 

Launched in 1999, Mahidol’s Master of Arts in Human Rights is the first program in empirical human rights studies in Southeast Asia. The program fosters an interdisciplinary social scientific approach to human rights problems. We take pride in our twenty-year record of graduating highly qualified human rights professionals, who are now found in non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and government agencies throughout and beyond the region.

The Master of Arts in Human Rights offers a well-rounded and varied set of courses that gives students a solid grounding in human rights studies as an interdisciplinary field. Its distinction is research-intensive character.


Testimonial for MAHR-Einanda Lwin

“The IHRP MAHR Programme is a kind of moving-up ladder for academic position as well as my future career. The programme curriculum is well aligned between theory and practice, in the way of balancing course work and research. Students are able to apply their acquired knowledge to their future career.

Testimonial for MAHR-Rahma Mary

“I have heard the big name of Mahidol University many times. Thus, I am happy and feel fortunate to have education here in the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP). Not only I gained knowledge from teachers with integrity and expertise but also enjoyed campus atmosphere and friends

Testimonial for MAHR-Ichal Supriadi

Ichal Supriadi from the class of 2010, said “The IHRP provides a substantial impression on all aspects of human rights. It gives knowledge, direct engagement with the regional human rights advocacy, and opportunities to develop the network as Thailand is one of the hubs for democracy and human rights movements.

Testimonial for MAHR-Samira Yasmin

“My studies in the MAHR program was rewarding in every possible way. I enrolled to the program in order to switch career. Apart from gaining a thorough understanding of the human rights theories, I learned the basics of research methods which will definitely help me pursue the next step of

Testimonial for MAHR-Mubei Li

“I am grateful for the chance given by this program to study human rights because I can learn systematically and gain solid knowledge about the topics that I interested in this field. The study atmosphere is open and professional. All the professor and tutors are willing to listen to students’ thoughts and

Testimonial for MAHR-Chi-An Chen

“Hello all, I’m Chi-An Chen (batch 2020) from Taiwan and currently studying in MAHR program for the second semester. Before I had a chance to visit the campus in Thailand, the pandemic broke out and the program started online. Out of my expectation, I am enjoying the experience of studying from home. I learned a lot

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