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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

PhD in Human Rights is radically interdisciplinary, spanning the social sciences and humanities. As a doctoral researcher, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake research in human rights beyond a narrow legal approach. You’ll: be co-supervised by faculty with expertise in a wide range of areas, from social sciences to humanities and to law; benefit from our strong international networks for research and collaboration; be a part of the doctoral and early career researcher community affiliated with the Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre and participate in the research-in-progress seminars and other events of the Centre.

Areas of Study

Our areas of expertise and supervision include: human rights in international politics and global political economy, including foreign policy, social movements, including labour, religious, indigenous, anti-colonial and rebel politics, poverty, exploitation and dispossession, racism, colonialism, anti-colonial mobilisations and anti-racism, gender and sexuality, race, indigeneity and ethnicity, migration, asylum and refugeehood, historical and contemporary forms of violence, including genocide and ethnic cleansing, issues of identity and difference, globalisation, development and climate change, regional and global governance, as well as international and non-governmental organisations, theories and philosophies of human rights, including of protection, obligation, responsibility and remedy, theories and histories of the human and subject of rights, business and human rights, including corruption and corporate obligations, transitional and reparative justice, ethical theories of human rights, rule of law and post-conflict reconstruction.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

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University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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