Apma, The Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Asia Pacific
First Semester-Mahidol University
The first semester at Mahidol University consists of four courses and runs from August till November. The first semester curriculum consists of a foundational program, made up of four core units of study.
These units are compulsory for all students and include the following:
HPRD 551 Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms Part 1
HPRD 541 Human Right and Democratisation Research
HPRD 542 Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
HPRD 543 Democratisation: Theory and Practice
Second Semester – Mahidol University
There is an intensive course at IHRP in January, before students travel to the partner university for the second semester which runs from February to July.
HPRD 544 Human Rights and Democratisation Intensive
HPRD 553 Applied Research in Human Rights and Democratisation
Second Semester- Regional Partner University
At the partner university students study two courses and undertake a research project. Scholarships students will be assigned to a partner for their second semester according to the best fit with their study preferences. Fee-paying students can select any of the partners for their second semester.
HPRD 552 Human Rights Norms and Mechanism Part 2
HPRD 546 Critical and Emerging Issues in the Asia Pacific
HPRD 698 Thesis (Dissertation or Applied Research Dissertation)
The research project takes two forms:
MA Dissertation: A Master’s level dissertation supervised by program academic staff
Action Research Dissertation: A research paper done in cooperation with an internship placement