Research course

Human Rights

University of Sussex · School of Global Studies

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% of overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification must be in a subject area relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Human rights at Sussex goes beyond a narrow legalistic approach. You’ll work with expert faculty, exploring how humans are socially embedded in wider processes of:

  • poverty
  • violence
  • identity
  • globalisation
  • the emergence of global forms of governance.

You’ll benefit from our strong international networks. Our faculty have undertaken consultancy in a range of human rights fields and regional contexts.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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