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

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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.