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Master of Science by Coursework in International Human Rights Law (Part-time)

  • 1. The Course shall be under the supervision of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty of Law.
  • 2. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in International Human Rights Law. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over six terms.
  • 3. Candidates will be expected to participate in two in-person residential study sessions and a course of online guided study including a series of asynchronous online seminars.
  • 4. Candidates are required to satisfy the examiners in the following:


    • (a) Two assignments on the subject of The Fundamentals of International Human Rights Law of no more than 3,000 words each, as set out in the Course Handbook; 
    • (b) Two written examinations, one from Group A and one from Group B as set out in the Course Handbook.  

Second year 

    • (c) Two written examinations, one from Group A and one from Group B as set out in the Course Handbook; 
    • (d) A dissertation of not more than 12,000 words. The dissertation must be submitted by no later than noon on the third Wednesday in April, on a topic selected by the student in consultation with their supervisor and agreed by any two of the Examiners. 
  • 5. The assignments and the dissertation must be submitted using the University approved online submission system. Technical information on the requirements for online submissions is provided in the Course Handbook.
  • 6. Candidates who fail any assessments may enter again for that assessment on one further occasion. Resubmissions for the assignments will usually be within the same academic year as the first attempt. Re-sits for the examinations and resubmission of the thesis shall normally be within one year of the original failure.