The Human Rights Consortiun sits within the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study. The Institute offers a unique scholarly environment in which to pursue doctoral research. Doctoral candidates are able to draw on the wide-ranging expertise of staff in a supportive, friendly environment. 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.

The School of Advanced Study draws on its expertise in research and teaching to provide programmes of varied and challenging research and skills training. These programmes help support our students and graduate researchers in their wider preparation for careers, in academia or elsewhere.

Please see below a list of topics and supervisors for research degrees at the HRC. Please note that you will need to apply through the Institute of your respective supervisor. We recommend that you approach your prospective supervisor before commencing your application. 

Topics & Supervisors

Minority rights protection inluding ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities

Supervisor: Dr Corinne Lennox
Please note, Dr Lennox is currently not accepting new PhD applications.

Indigenous peoples' rights

Supervisor(s): Dr Corinne LennoxProf Damien Short
Please note, Dr Lennox and Professor Short are currently not accepting new PhD applications.

Human rights and development; human rights-based approaches to development; UN human rights mechanisms

Supervisor: Dr Corinne Lennox
Please note, Dr Lennox is currently not accepting new PhD applications.

Transnational social mobilisation and norm entrepreneurship

Supervisor: Dr Corinne Lennox
Please note, Dr Lennox is currently not accepting new PhD applications.

Sociological and anthropological approaches to human rights

Supervisor: Prof Damien Short
Please note, Professor Short is currently not accepting new PhD applications.

Reconciliation initiatives

Supervisor: Prof Damien Short
Please note, Professor Short is currently not accepting new PhD applications.

Genocide Studies

Supervisor: Prof Damien Short
Please note, Professor Short is currently not accepting new PhD applications.

Ecocide; Human Rights aspects and implications of environmental destruction and degradation

Supervisor: Prof Damien Short
Please note, Professor Short is currently not accepting new PhD applications.