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University of Sussex: Human Rights

Institution University of Sussex View institution profile
Department International Development
Telephone 01273 877107
Study type Research


Our PhD in Human Rights is radically interdisciplinary, spanning the social sciences and humanities. As a doctoral researchers, 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.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2020.

A uniquely Sussex education

We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

From American Studies to Robotics, Applied Linguistics to International Management, Philosophy to Human Rights, we have stimulating …

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