MA in The Making of the Modern World

This innovative degree addresses the legacies of decolonisation on contemporary nation and state-building around the world. It takes a comparative approach to exploring the legacies of European empires in the extra-European world, covering key questions in European decolonisation and Asian-African nationalism.

MA in Understanding and Securing 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 is offered through the Institute's Human Rights Consortium.


The Institute of Commonwealth Studies has been supervising interdisciplinary doctoral degrees for over half a century. Supervision is offered in the social sciences and humanities, especially relating to human rights, globalization and development, politics, and Commonwealth history.