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Postgraduate student profiles

LLM and MA profiles

  • Audrey Benayoun, LLM European Union Law, 2014

    “After my first degree in France, I wanted to study in England and specialise in European Union Law. Essex gave me a great opportunity to do so. All the staff were really attentive and I particularly enjoyed the quality of the lecturers and their availability. Even when I found a module hard, they gave me the will to study and understand it.”

  • Teona Aslanishvili, MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights, 2010

    “The robust and unique multidisciplinary understanding of human rights I gained at Essex has been instrumental in advancing my career. Upon returning to Georgia, my home country, I held a number of consultancy positions with Deloitte Consulting/USAID, EveryChild UK, Human Dynamics and the ILO working on juvenile justice, child and youth participation, and youth unemployment. A year after graduation I was offered a job with UNICEF in Georgia as a child protection officer. More recently I have been working with UNICEF Myanmar in Yangon as a child protection specialist, heading UNCIEF’s justice for children work in the country.”

A range of human rights graduate profiles are available on our Human Rights Centre website.

Chevening Scholars

We attract an internationally diverse community of students who bring a range of cross-cultural perspectives into law and justice from around the world. Listen to our recent Chevening Scholars talk about why our world-leading reputation for human rights attracted them to undertake postgraduate study with us.

Research-led education

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Our world-leading research tackles the most important and urgent issues affecting national and international law. It's at the centre of the undergraduate and postgraduate legal education we offer.

Human Rights Centre

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Our Human Rights Centre is a global leader in human rights research, practice and education. The Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2010 in recognition of its work.

Doctoral training


Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.

AHRC funding

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Applicants for doctoral study can apply through us for one of over 375 fully-funded PhD studentships from the AHRC and CHASE (Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England), which will be awarded over the next five years.