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Mahidol University opens for Masters in Human Rights degree program

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Call for Applications: Masters in Human Rights. IHRP, Mahidol University, Thailand

Deadline: May 30, 2013

The MA in Human Rights at the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) at Mahidol University, Thailand is the longest running graduate degree program in Human Rights in Asia, and offers unique opportunities to understand how human rights currently are promoted and protected in the region.

This year the IHRP will offer a limited number of partial fee-waver scholarships to outstanding candidates. The partial fee waiver will reduce up to 50% of the fees for coursework units. To qualify for the fee waiver applicants must have:

* Outstanding academic records

* Research proposal or interest in an area of relevance for human rights promotion and protection in Southeast Asia

Applicants who wish to apply for a partial fee waiver must note this in their cover letter for their application.

The MA program involves two semesters of coursework (running from August-December (1st Semester) and January to April (2nd Semester), followed by a semester of individual research under academic supervision. Graduates of the program will have excellent research skills for human rights work, alongside a thorough and contemporary knowledge of Human Rights theory and practice. Graduates of this program work in a wide variety of organizations such as international organizations, international NGOs, University programs, and civil society sectors.

Students will be trained in researching for human rights, and must undertake a research project which contributes to human rights practice. The program is especially suited for people who want skills in the applied knowledge of human rights work, and who have an interest in researching human rights issues directly. The Institute takes research practice very seriously, as it is committed to develop the quality of research in human rights in the Asian region.

The application form can be downloaded from the homepage of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University: 

For more information: http://www.ihrp.mahidol.ac.th/

Email: ihrp.mu.program@gmail.com

for those in Thailand, call: +6624410813 loc. 1116 (look for Khun Cherry) 

The applications will be reviewed in Early June for the academic year beginning in August, 2013.

For possible scholarships from Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University:


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