Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Commonwealth Studies

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.

Entry requirements

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

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.

Sponsorship information

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) studentships; Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB); Chevening scholarships administered by The British Council.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Institute of Commonwealth Studies Camden WC1B 5DS South East

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