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Key information
University University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode Blended
Pace Part-time
Duration 24 months
Tuition fee 15165
Application deadline(s) December 1, 2024
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This part-time master’s program is designed for human rights advocates and lawyers who want to advance their education in the area of international human rights law, but still need to do so alongside work responsibilities.

The main goal of the MSt in International Human Rights Law is to equip students with knowledge and skills to be able to expertly and effectively apply human rights law. Thus, the focus is put on the substance of human rights law, research and implementation. This program is attended by students coming from all sides of the world and with various professional backgrounds, such as international and non-governmental organizations, universities, governments, foundations, the media, the armed forces, medicine and other fields. Courses are taught by renowned human rights advocates and academics.

During the program students engage in two periods of distance learning. The first period is comprised of online study over two terms, during which each of the units and reading period are followed by tutor-guided seminars. Throughout the second period of distance learning students work independently on researching and writing their dissertation along with the online support of their supervisor. Students also spend three weeks in Oxford attending summer sessions which are small tutor led group seminars reserved for two exams and an independent revision. Additionally, the first summer session includes exercises which prepare students for independents dissertation work they will undertake during the second year of the program.

Admission requirements

  • A first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honors in any relevant subject. Students with degrees in other science may also be considered for the program.
  • Statement of purpose
  • CV
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Additional supporting documentation may be required.