Diplomatic studies and law

Diplomatic studies

The Department offers the following full-time programmes in diplomatic studies.


The Department offers two courses in the field of international human rights law, taught by an internationally-recognised faculty and combining both academic and practical experience.

The Master's in International Human Rights Law is offered part-time over two academic years, involving both distance learning and residential summer schools. It is aimed at lawyers and other human rights advocates who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights law but may need to do so alongside work responsibilities.

The four-week Summer School, held annually in July/August in the beautiful surroundings of New College, Oxford, is aimed at those with some pre-existing knowledge of international human rights law or those that have no prior knowledge but can demonstrate a commitment to the field.

Upcoming courses

In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Tue 27 Sep 2022 – Tue 29 Nov 2022
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Sat 19 Nov 2022
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
Summer schools • Short courses
Qualifications • Professional development