Human Rights, Ph.D.

  • Law
  • £14020
  • Per Year
  • EEA
  • 3-4 years
  • On campus

PhD programme draws upon the expertise of over 80 Human Rights Centre members from different academic disciplines and areas of human rights interest. Our research community encompasses internationally renowned scholars whose work ranges from research into the philosophical and normative bases of human rights, through to more practically-oriented interests in the legal, political and sociological application of human rights.

Our broad range of human rights expertise is reflected in our research clusters, which address both contemporary and enduring human rights issues.


Supervision is available across a broad range of academic interests in human rights and our research is wide-ranging and in-depth. Topics include the prohibition against torture, freedom of religion, children in armed conflict, methods of democratic assessment, and the relationship between human rights and foreign direct investment. While our primary focus is international and comparative human rights, our research-active staff also encompass human rights and democracy in the UK.

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    University of Essex

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    July - December

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  • Entry requirements

    For research study within our Human Rights Centre, we normally require a good honours degree with a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential. If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

  • Work Experience

    No Work Requirement