Welcome to the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is the only postgraduate academic institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of the Commonwealth. 
It is also home to the longest-running interdisciplinary and practice-oriented human rights MA programme in the UK.

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Commonwealth Oral History Project

The aim of this project is to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965. It will conduct 60 major interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation, which will be available in digitised form on a dedicated website hosted by the School of Advanced Study. The project seeks to produce a Commonwealth equivalent of the British Diplomatic Oral History Programme based at Churchill College, Cambridge. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Contact Dr Sue Onslow for further information.

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  • Maple Leaf Ball
    08/11/2014
  • Immigration and UK Economic Growth
    13/11/2014 6.00 pm to 7.30pm

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Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

Editors: Corinne Lennox, Matthew Waites

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Scotland’s September 18 Referendum: Its consequences

If the people of Scotland vote for independence from the United Kingdom on September  18, they will be buying a one-way ticket to their own misfortune, with consequences that will go beyond their borders affecting Commonwealth countries.

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MA IN HUMAN RIGHTS

The MA is the longest-running interdisciplinary, practice-oriented human rights MA programme in the UK. We have been training human rights advocates and defenders across the world since 1995. This degree was founded by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and is now offered through the Institute's Human Rights Consortium.

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