School of Advanced Study

Course Introduction

The focus of research degrees has increasingly been on the social sciences, particularly on the subjects of human rights, globalization and development, politics, and Commonwealth history.

Course Modules

Principal areas of research are: Protection of refugees and other displaced persons, particularly during situations of armed conflict; human rights and refugee law; minority rights protection; ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities; multiculturalism; human rights and development and human rights'based approaches to development; transnational social mobilisation and norm entrepreneurship; afro'descendants in Latin America; Dalits and caste'based discrimination; Roma in Europe; 20th century British and commonwealth history; post'war British decolonisation; sociological and anthropological approaches to human rights; indigenous rights; reconciliation initiatives; ecocide; genocide studies.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree or Master's degree.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £5,500  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,750  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Full Time
PhD £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
PhD £5,000  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,750  Academic year. First year home fees