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Watch our videos

Here are a selection of videos from our Human Rights Centre. You can browse all our videos on our Vimeo channel.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In this video, students and staff talk about our annual chalking of the steps with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Students Speak: Studying human Rights at Essex

In this video, students tells us about their experience of studying human rights at Essex and why it is so unique.

Our Human Rights Centre

In this video, released to mark International Human Rights Day, we hear from some of the Human Rights Centre’s most notable human rights practitioners, exploring what makes it a world-leading institution, relied upon for its expertise by international organisations including the UN.

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses

Our world-renowned Centre offers one of the only dedicated undergraduate human rights courses in the UK. You will gain a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and their practical application.

Masters courses

MA courses

We have some of the longest running Masters courses in Europe, offering a first-class education in the intellectual foundations of human rights and its application within a complex global environment.

PhD study

PhD courses

Our PhD programme draws upon the expertise of over 80 Human Rights Centre members from a multitude of different academic disciplines and areas of human rights interest.

Research clusters

Research projects

Our ground-breaking research clusters address issues from children and armed conflict, freedom of expression, and indigenous peoples to trafficking and prisoners' rights. Our clusters reflect our world-class reputation for human rights research and practice.