Taught course

Human Rights Law

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Law at the University of Nottingham is proud of its human rights programme. Our world class team exposes students to the most exciting and important ideas and developments in the field. All of the senior human rights teaching staff have international reputations; they have also amassed second-to-none experience of human rights policy making and practice in the framework of such organisations as the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

The modules at the heart of the programme provide a thorough grounding in international human rights law. Many of the more specialised topics are cutting edge and innovative, such as, for instance, Mental Disability and International Human Rights and Rights, Human and Other Animals. One module, International Human Rights Field Operations: Law in Practice, is the only course of its kind in the world.

The learning experience is greatly enhanced by the wide international background of the student body, bringing together talented and committed people from across the globe, many of whom have considerable experience of human rights work. We also try to assist students with internships and other work to gain experience of human rights in practice. Many of our students, after completion of their degree, obtain jobs with the United Nations or other international organisations, with governments or non-governmental organisations, or otherwise in the field of human rights.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Law web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programmes Administrator
+44 (0) 115 951 5700