Welcome to the ICWS, 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-orientated human rights programme in the UK.

Please note we are not recruiting for this on-campus MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights for entry in 2024. You can apply for the MA Human Rights by distance learning (MA, PGCert, and PGDip) with the University of London for entry in 2024.

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Reasons to study with us

1. Diversity

Our student body is a diverse and rich with an incredible global perspective.

2. Flexibility

Students have the option of both campus-based and online programmes to fit their individual situation.

3. Expertise

The Institute has been supporting students for over half a century and our teaching staff have wide-ranging expertise in the area of Human Rights.

4. Supportive

Students pursue their academic interests in the friendly and supportive environment of the Institute and have access to online tools to engage with their teachers and classmates.

5. Location

The Institute is located in Bloomsbury, the heart of intellectual London; students at the Institute have access to the world-class Senate House libraries as well as to the libraries of all the colleges of the University of London. 

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