Human Rights Law Centre

Application, Dates and Fees

The Short Course runs twice a year, in the autumn and spring, over 10 weeks (full course) or 5 weeks (mini course). Application is competitive: a maximum of 10 students will be accepted on any programme, so early application is encouraged.

Please see below for the relevant date for the next programme, along with the application deadline:

  • Dates: The short course will not run in September 2022.


We do not use an application form. However, we require the following information before taking any decision on an application. These may be sent by email or by post.

  • Detailed and up to date CV
  • A 500-word statement indicating why you should be offered a place on the course
  • Details on how you will be funded
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate an overall score of 6.5 in a British Council English Language Test or a TOEFL score of 100 or above, or otherwise demonstrate sufficient English language skills.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact if you have any difficulty in meeting the application details above.


Short Course fees

The Short Course fee is competitive, offering world-class, intensive training on international human rights standards. Applicants are required to provide details of how they expect to fund their participation on the Short Course.

Course fees

International participants

  • £2,950 (10 weeks course)
  • £3,500 (10 weeks course + 3 months research)
  • £1,500(5 weeks course)

UK and EU participants

  • £1,950 (10 weeks course)
  • £2,500 (10 weeks course + 3 months research)
  • £1,000 (5 weeks course)
Successful applicants will be required to provide a non-refundable deposit of £500. Upon receipt of the deposit, you will receive supporting documents and details of the programme.

Living costs

The cost of living in Nottingham is approximately £800pcm.

University accommodation may be available; alternatively private accommodation can be secured. For students taking the internship option, the cost of living in London, where most UK NGOs are based, is higher than in Nottingham.

Students will be provided with accommodation options following their acceptance on the Short Course. Applicants are encouraged to allow sufficient time to make such arrangements when planning their application.

Applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, obtaining a visa if needed and should allow sufficient time to make these arrangements when planning their application.

Travel and Visa arrangements

Applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and visa (if applicable), and should allow sufficient time to make these arrangements when planning their application. HRLC will provide support to successful applicants in this regard, however, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure their arrival at the beginning of the programme.

Application timeline

Please allow sufficient time in your application to arrange your travel and accommodation needs, including any visa arrangements that may be necessary.

Please note that securing accommodation at the start of the academic year can be challenging and we recommend that you start as soon as possible.


The University of Nottingham is committed to the provision of Short Courses and provides world-class research and teaching tools to facilitate this.

In addition to the services and facilities of the University, Short Course participants are provided with specific human rights based materials contained within the Human Rights Law Centre.

  • 24-hour access to the Hallward Library (Social Sciences)
  • 24-hour access to research journals and databases
  • Access to the School of Law computer room
  • Graduate Centre
  • Human Rights Law Centre
  • Sports Centre

For more details please visit the University Facilities page.

Human Rights Law Centre

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

+44 (0)115 846 8506