10 days
600 GBP/full
600 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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Held virtually for 2022, The Essex Human Rights Centre presents its popular summer school on Human Rights, from Monday 27th June - Friday 8th July 2022. Taught by a faculty of leading academics and practitioners, participants will acquire knowledge in human rights research methods as well as a range of practical skills vital for professional development. 

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The Essex Human Rights Summer School will resume in 2022, covering a range of research methods and skills necessary for successful human rights practice and professional development. In addition to modules covering a diverse range of research methods, the curriculum includes sessions on advocacy, organisational management, coping strategies and practitioner case studies.

The programme includes sessions that address growing challenges faced by human rights professionals and highlights opportunities to overcome them. The Summer School curriculum is designed to build the capacity of both mid-career human rights professionals and postgraduate students to be successful human rights defenders and researchers. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Maximising Impact: Working with International Monitors 

  • Working with HR Defenders

  • Building Resilience for Human Rights Work

  • Working in Repressive States

  • Psychoanalysis of Groups and Organisations

  • Governance of Human Rights NGOs 

  • Campaigning and Theory of Change 

  • Strategic Communications and Framing

  • International Advocacy: Multilateral and Transnational

  • Litigation

  • Experiments in Social Science Research

  • Quantitative Methods: Databases, Survey-based and Standards-based Indicators

  • Quantitative Methods: Statistics, Indicators and Human Rights

  • Use of Qualitative Data Methods 

  • Research Design: Legal and Qualitative Single Case Study

  • Round Table on Professional Challenges: Participant Perspectives 

  • Operational Challenges and Opportunities: A Field Perspective

  • Key Debates and Challenges in Human Rights Promotion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

It is an ideal course for postgraduate students, academics, lawyers and human rights professionals working in NGOs, government and international organisations.

Technological requirements

We will conduct sessions via the video conferencing software Zoom. Participants must have access to appropriate computing facilities as well as a reliable internet connection to enable full participation in the online sessions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 GBP for the full programme during 10 days.
  • EU/EEA

    600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 GBP for the full programme during 10 days.
  • This fee is the Early Bird Registration rate for Non-Essex Students (Until 31/05/2022)
  • Standard Registration (01/06/2022-20/06/2022) for Non-Essex Students: £720


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Essex Human Rights Online Summer School
University of Essex


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