United Kingdom, Colchester

Essex Human Rights Summer School

when 1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee GBP 820

The Human Rights Centre will be offering its five day summer school in Human Rights Research Methods from 1 – 5 July 2019. This summer school will be taught by a combination of Essex and external human rights academics and practitioners. Participants will learn how to design research projects and carry them out both in a headquarters environment or while working in the field. They will learn about the range of tools and methodologies for human rights research (whether academic or practical) and when, why and how to employ particular research methods in specific research contexts.

All sessions will focus on research design, methodology and impact and will examine relevant examples and case studies. As an interactive summer school, it will afford participants many opportunities to apply the theory they have learned, including through dedicated sessions in which participants will be given a problem ahead of the session and asked to prepare the research questions, methodology and impact strategy.

Course leader

Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Target group

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

Course aim

This summer school aims to provide the core methods and skills needed to carry out human rights research whether for academic scholarship, bids for large research projects or reports for NGOs, governments and international organisations.

Credits info

Although this summer school is not credit bearing, a certificate will be awarded at the end of the course.

Fee info

GBP 820: University of Essex students, staff and alumni.
An early bird discount of 10% will be available until: Sunday 19 May 2019.
GBP 950: External participants
An early bird discount of 10% will be available until: Sunday 19 May 2019


None available.