Admissions are now closed for the course starting September 2019. The next admissions cycle, for the course starting September 2020, will commence in September 2019. If you would like to receive a notification when admissions next open, please email inserting ‘IHRL Master’s 2020’ in the subject line and we will add you to our mailing list.

Admissions for the course starting September 2019 open on 3 September 2018 and close at 12 noon UK time (midday) on Friday 25 January 2019.

Applications should be made via the Graduate Admissions Office of the University and must be accompanied by supporting materials including references, transcripts and a CV. In addition, non-native English speakers will need to submit proof that they meet the minimum English proficiency requirements for the course.  Potential applicants should read both the course-specific admissions information on these pages as well as the University’s Application Guide before submitting any application. Applications must be submitted via the University’s online application system.

Please note that a fee is required to make an application.This is payable by credit card on submission of your online application.

Admissions questions

If you have an admissions-related question that is not answered on our website or in the University’s Application Guide, please contact

If, however, your question is already answered here, you are asking for an assessment of your chances of admission based on an email summary of your record, or you wish to know why your application was unsuccessful, we shall be unable to reply due to the volume of such requests.  The reasons for rejection usually relate to grades, insufficient experience in human rights, or, occasionally, weak references.