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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MA IN HUMAN RIGHTS

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  • 2014 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival
    02/04/2014 - 21/05/2014 18:45
  • Wronged by the Empire: Colonial Memories and Victimhood in Indian's and China's Policy Today
    28/04/2014 17:00-19:00
  • Reel India: Understanding Indian Cinema
    01/05/2014 - 02/05/2014
  • The Ralph Miliband Programme
    08/05/2014 - 03/05/2014 check for each event
  • Between the Bedroom and the Courthouse: Domesticity, Economy, and Secularism in Colonial India
    13/05/2014 17:00-18:30
  • South Africa after the 2014 elections
    13/05/2014 18:00-20:00
  • Taking it to the Streets - CAM 40th Anniversary
    14/05/2014 - 17/05/2014

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Professor Philip Murphy 

Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies 

Professor Murphy's research interests lie principally the area of twentieth-century British and Commonwealth history. Much of his research to date has been on aspects of post-war British decolonization, particularly in Africa. Philip is currently writing a book about the British Monarchy and the Post-War Commonwealth for Oxford University Press. As well as a broader interest in the Conservative party, right wing politics in Britain, and the European colonial empires since the nineteenth century, he is also interested in post-war African politics. Philip's interests also extend to the field of Intelligence History with a particular interest in the activities of MI5 (the Security Service) in the colonial Empire and he maintains a general interest in the activities of the British, Commonwealth and US intelligence communities in the twentieth century. Philip is happy to supervise doctoral students in any of these areas.

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