Entry requirements

Good first degree in law or any social science subject, or a degree in another discipline with demonstrable special interest in human rights or relevant experience as a practitioner

Months of entry


Course content

Through the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, students will have contact with policy makers and practitioners, especially those from London based human rights organisations. Many staff work with activist and advocacy organisations. The degree programme is not, however, strictly vocational, nor does it offer any professional qualifications, whether in law or for the human rights practitioner. We offer you in depth graduate studies that serve as a guide to critical thinking about human rights.

The degree will provide you with:

*Relevant background knowledge in sociology, philosophy and law.
*Specialised knowledge in human rights thematic topics.
*Focused engagement on the subject that you choose for your research dissertation.
*Exposure to key national and international debates about human rights as an 'issue of our times'.

The degree will provide a strong foundation for careers in academic research and teaching; non-academic research (monitoring, evaluation); law, especially international law and advocacy (albeit usually with other qualifications); foreign policy work; working for activist organisations in the humanitarian sector; human rights; development; civil liberties; welfare; as well as specialised agencies concerned with, for example, refugees; women's rights; torture victims; children's rights.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613