Human Rights Law Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of education is the course? Is it a postgraduate certificate or diploma?

The course is taught at postgraduate level. However, it is a non-credit bearing, not a postgraduate certificate or diploma. We issue a certificate of completion, not a degree. If you are interested in a degree course, the School of Law offers an LLM in Human Rights Law.

Can the course be done entirely online?

Yes, the course can be done entirely online.

How is the course assessed? For example, is there an essay to be completed? 

The course is composed of ten units. At the end of each unit there is an online quiz and a series of questions. Answers to these questions should be uploaded in a word document (max 10 pages) onto Moodle, the online learning platform. Feedback will then be provided by Professor Shah.  

Is the course a pass or fail programme?

No. As a non-credit bearing course, responses are not graded or formally assessed, however, students will receive detailed feedback on their work. 

How much time is needed to complete each unit? Is the course self-paced?  

The course is entirely self-paced. Each unit will take an estimated 8-10 hours of individual work required – this will vary for each individual, depending on the level of engagement with materials, reading pace, etc. The entire course must be completed by 5pm BST, 15 September 2023.  

Nothing prevents you from completing two units in one week, however, we advise against submitting too many responses at once, as this would prevent you from benefiting from feedback you will receive. 

Are there specific times I would be expected to be online with other students? 


Do I need to pay for the whole course upfront?

Yes. The fee for the course is £350, which is payable before 13 March 2023.  



Human Rights Law Centre

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

+44 (0)115 846 8506