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MRes Human Rights Law

Queen Mary University of London

This MRes is an ideal preparation for those wishing to pursue more advanced research in Human Rights Law.

Alongside a suite of modules offered in conjunction with the School’s LLM, this programme includes core modules in research design and qualitative and quantitative methods. There are taken jointly with social science students from a range of disciplines across Queen Mary, King’s College London and Imperial College London, as part of the training offered by the ESRC-funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership.

You will be introduced to the institutions, standards and case law which structure human rights law. There is a focus on key issues such as socio-economic rights; rights of women; international child rights and the crimes of the powerful. You'll also debate the uses of universality and cultural relativism in relation to human rights.

You will be able to attend a range of other activities including the evening and lunchtime guest lectures. You will also benefit from London being the home to a large number of major human rights organisations.

Students can apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover both the MRes and a PhD, and successful MRes graduates can apply subsequently for ESRC +3 funding.


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1 year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time