Master of Arts in Human Rights at Mahidol University

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.

Required Documents
  • the completed application form (available online);
  • a personal statement
    • detailing their motivation for pursuing a master’s in human rights,
    • discussing their area(s) of interest within the broader field of human rights,
    • explaining how the completion of the program will contribute to their career goals,
    • and—optionally—outlining ideas for their thesis research;
  • the degree certificate(s) and academic transcript(s), including an official explanation(s) of the grading system(s);
  • an English language test certificate (IELTS, TOEFL-IBT, or MU GRAD TEST);
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • two references (to be sent by the referees in institutional envelopes or using an institutional email accounts).
  • a recent sample of academic writing (scholarship applicants only)
How to Apply?

Applicants must submit their documents in person, by postal service, or via email to ihrpma@mahidol.ac.th. Successful candidates will need to file their documents online with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This online submission incurs a fee of THB 500.

For more information, please visit Official Website.

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