London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Postgraduate Teaching

One of the Institute's functions is to serve as the creator, catalyst and resource for innovative teaching of human rights and training of human rights practitioners. There are now two thriving post-graduate taught courses at LondonMet

The Institute's ethos and mission are brought to life in the compulsory core module shared by both courses, "History and Theory of Human Rights". Its purpose is to challenge the many preconceptions and received ideas as to the nature and purpose of human rights which students will inevitably bring with them.

A wide variety of optional modules have been developed, exploring many of the key areas and issues of human rights: refugees, labour rights, children's rights, women's rights, criminal justice, data protection, and more. This is one of the ways in which the Institute widens the participation of LondonMet academics, and ensures that its core ideas and principles are thoroughly tested before the most demanding audiences.

All students must write a 15,000 word research dissertation, and a number of graduates have achieved high standards of scholarship and original thought, work which is directly relevant to their proposed future engagement and employment.

It should come as no surprise that the Institute is now attracting a steady stream of highly qualified applicants to study for research degrees supervised by the Institute's scholars. The first students are now well on their way to submission.

The University welcomes applicants who wish to undertake a piece of original research in any field, including human rights and social justice. Please click on the link for further information.

MRes and PhD research programmes

Further details

For more information please see HRSJ Research Institute Annual Report 2006/2007.


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