Human Rights Law Centre

Application, Fees and Dates

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and start dates are flexible. Students commence the course starting on module one - UN Human Rights System (which is compulsory) and then choose subsequent modules from those on offer.

From the date of enrolment, students have one year to complete the course.


We do not use an application form. However, we require the following information before taking any decision on an application: 

  • Detailed and up to date CV
  • A 500-word statement indicating why you should be offered a place on the course

These should be sent by email ( or by post.

The course is offered at postgraduate level. An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area - law, social sciences, humanities (a background in life sciences will be considered depending on individual circumstances), or equivalent work experience, is required.

All modules will be taught in English. Applicants should have an adequate level of English to follow and understand the course materials, and will need to provide proof, as necessary. An overall score of 6.5 in a British Council English Language Test or a TOEFL score of 100 or above (IELTS 7.0 or above).



Students may register for:

  • Full course (four modules) - £1,400
  • Single module - £400

Students with no prior knowledge of international human rights law are strongly encouraged to start with the 'UN Human Rights System' module as this provides knowledge essential for the successful completion of the other modules.

Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506