A Masters degree in a discipline relevant to your chosen area of research. Applicants should also submit an outline research proposal (four to five pages) indicating the nature, ambitions and primary questions of the research project.
Months of entry
January, October, April
- PhD in Human Rights
- MPhil in Human Rights
We welcome enquiries from students wishing to undertake research in any areas of faculty interest (refer to Faculty research interests).
All research students are required to complete an appropriate programme of research methods training. Students who have already completed a programme of research methods training can apply for the doctoral course leading to a PhD.Coursework and supervision
You are normally required to complete some research methods training modules and possibly some specialist thematic modules drawn from the MA course.
You are allocated two academic supervisors with whom you work for the duration of your research course. These are allocated according to their regional and thematic expertise, to provide a complementary ‘match’ with your research.Fieldwork
Many, but not all, research students undertake fieldwork as part of their PhD research – normally during the second year of the PhD. Supervision continues during fieldwork, while you gather data to be written up in the final year.Recent thesis titles
Communal violence, displacement and minority identity in Ahmedabad, western India
Embracing trauma: human rights and postconflict youth identity in Guatemala
Human rights discourse and the struggle against free trade in Mexico
Living beyond conflict? Identity, alterity and reconciliation among Rwandan youth
Lynchings in Todos Santos Cuchumatán: a genealogy of post-conflict violence
Negotiating rights: indigenous rights, land and the power line conflict in Venezuela
For further information, visit the webpage below.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
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