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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Legal Rights (Law)

Course type


Course Summary

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 Court, Supreme Court of India and Council of Europe databases
  • Opportunity to apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover both the MRes and a PhD


  • Access to international Human Rights databases including: CRIN - Child Rights International Network and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Online databases and collections including: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Justis, Eur-lex, Hein-Online and many more
  • The Postgraduate School of Law Centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Queen Mary’s excellent Law Library and European Documentation Centre

Career paths

There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. We have dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Introduction to Social Science Research 1: Epistemology, Research Design, and Qualitative Methods (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (30 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Social Science Research 2: Quantitative Methods and Data (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law. 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.