Welcome to the Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The ICwS 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.
Scholarships at ICwS
We have information for those seeking to study on the Institute's MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, MA in The Making of the Modern World and its research degrees.
The Commonwealth and Media Freedom
Challenges to press freedom and journalistic independence are growing, and reporters, journalists and bloggers are facing increasing danger. How is the Commonwealth responding to these new threats, which challenge democracy and human rights as much as freedom of speech? This conference will bring together a wide variety of voices to discuss these critical issues facing the Commonwealth.