Scholarships – Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)

Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD).

The MHRD is a unique Master degree program in which students undertake a foundational semester and an intersessional intensive at the University of Sydney, and then a regional semester of study at one of our partner universities*

  • Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
  • Katmandu School of Law (Nepal)
  • University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

*Partner universities may be subject to change.

Graduates of the MHRD will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific, and will have opportunities to research and examine the application of human rights and democratisation in the field with the partner institutions.

Course Structure

  • In the foundational semester at the University of Sydney, students will undertake four units of study in social science, legal and political approaches to human rights and democratisation.
  • During the regional semester students will complete two further units of study in human rights and democratization, complemented by their choice of a supervised dissertation or an internship at an in-country organisation specialising in human rights/democratisation. Students must select one of the partners universities listed above to undertake their regional semester study.

Courses

Foundational semester – University of Sydney, Australia

  • HRTD 6901- Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms, Part I
  • HRTD 6902 – Human Rights and Democratisation Research
  • HRTD 6903 – Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
  • HRTD 6904 – Democratisation: Theory and Practice

Inter-Sessional Intensive – University of Sydney, Australia

  • HRTD 6905 – Human Rights and Democratisation Intensive

Regional Semester – Partner Universities

  • HRDT 6907 – Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms, Part II
  • HRTD 6908 – Critical and Emerging Issues in the Asia-Pacific
  • Either:
    • HRTD6909 – Human Rights and Democratisation Dissertation Part I
    • HRTD6911 – Human Rights and Democratisation Dissertation Part II

    OR

    • HRTD6910—Human Rights and Democratisation Internship
    • HRTD6912—Human Rights and Democratisation Internship Report

Potential Students

We are looking for people who have a strong commitment to issues about human rights and democratisation. The degree will strongly benefit people already working in, or seeking to work in, the fields of human rights and democratisation in our region.

The objective of the MRHD is to produce graduates who can support ongoing efforts to strengthen institutions dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy and to enhance a regional culture of human rights and democracy.

The MHRD recognises that there are critical institutional developments taking place both regionally and in particular countries at the moment. The program has been set up to ensure that human rights and democracy advocates in the region are well resourced to lead in the next decades.

Scholarships

20 partial scholarships, covering course fees and a stipend will be offered to outstanding applicants from across the Asia Pacific region. This is made possible with the support of a grant from the European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights.

Scholarships will be available to citizens of Asia Pacific countries. The award of scholarships will be determined by academic qualifications and potential contribution to human rights and democratisation.

Important Dates

3 December 2013 MHRD scholarship applications close
14 February 2014 Scholarship winners notified
31 May 2014 Applications for fee-paying students close
21 July 2014 MHRD Induction Week begins, commencing MHRD Foundational Semester
28 July 2014 MHRD Foundational Semester lectures begin

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