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About Human Rights Law, MRes - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

This Human Rights Law MRes is an engaging pre-doctoral training programme designed to provide a critical, research-led approach to the study of aspects of human rights law. Focus on areas that are at the forefront of human rights and utilise academic knowledge to contribute to its progressive development.

  • Be trained by award-winning barristers and contributors to UK Human Rights law
  • Tailor this course to align with your passions and career trajectory with a wide range of elective modules
  • Exclusive access to a range of resources, including the US Supreme CourtSupreme Court of India and Council of Europe databases
  • Opportunity to apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover both the MRes and a PhD

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.

Structure

  • Two compulsory modules
  • Between three and six elective modules
  • 10,000-word dissertation

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Notes about fees for this course

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

Unconditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
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Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law.

Additional information

In addition to the other mandatory supporting application documents, applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • two letters of reference, at least one of which must be an academic reference from a staff member who taught you on your most recent course of study (normally your undergraduate degree in Law or a Law-related subject)
  • a research proposal of between 2,000 to 3,000-words. It should identify the question that you will attempt to answer through your research (simply identifying general topic areas or subjects is not sufficient). You should also set out your research methodology (empirical, qualitative, library based etc,) and provide a bibliography of the works that you consulted in formulating your research question.

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"I greatly enjoyed that the teaching was based on an open teacher-student method, encouraging students to share views and ideas with the professors."

-Pauline Moorkens, Art Business and Law LLM (2022)

“Queen Mary is also the best place to meet people from all over the world and to establish long-lasting friendships. Queen Mary really is the whole package!”

-María Barraco, Human Rights Law LLM (2021)

"I would definitely recommend any future or prospective student to enjoy all the opportunities and services provided by Queen Mary, including the events, networking opportunities, talks with professionals and appointments with careers advisors. The university provides all the resources for you to achieve the desired success in your future career."

-Laís Helena Octaviano Manarin, Laws LLM (2022)

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