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Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law

  • 1. 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.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Two assignments, each of not more than 3,000 words, on the subject of The Fundamentals of International Human Rights Law;

      (b) Four written examinations, each of three hours’ duration, to include two papers from each of:

      • (i) Implementation and Development of International Human Rights Law;

        (ii) Populations at Risk;

      Papers taken are to be chosen from a list in the handbook to be published by the first week of Michaelmas Term each year.

    • (c) A dissertation of not more than 12,000 words on a topic selected by the student in consultation with the supervisor and agreed by any two of the Examiners.

    • The assignments under 2 (a) and the dissertation under 2 (c) will be submitted to the examiners via the approved electronic submission system for receipt by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify the candidates and tutors. Hard copies will not be accepted.

    3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of study at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the written assignments under 2(a), the examinations under 2 (b) or the dissertation under 2(c) will be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.