Research course

Human Rights

University College Dublin · UCD School of Politics and International Relations
PhDMLitt by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree in Politics and have attained at least Upper Second Class Honours, with at least a Lower Second Class Honours in any other degree subject. Applicants with good qualifications in related subjects may also be considered from time to time.

Human Rights

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Programme - Human Rights (MSc, MLitt, PhD) provides students with the skills and theoretical tools needed to analyse the nature, limits and implementation of human rights in both the international and national context. Students are introduced to philosophical, institutional and, and policy issues in human rights and encouraged to engage with these issues in a critical way. The programme provides exceptional interdisciplinarity by bringing together theoretical and political perspectives on human rights, social scientific research training, and knowledge of policy formation, implementation, and human rights practice in government bodies, international structures, and non-governmental organisations.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

MLitt by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Jean Brennan