When can I apply?
If you want to join the module-based projects, applications will reopen in the summer term for 2023-24 entry. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to include in your application
Applications usually require three attachments: a) your CV (two pages maximum), including reference to any foreign language abilities; b) a statement (between 200 and 300 words) explaining why you want to take part in a module-based project and what you expect to learn; and c) a writing sample (max 5 pages - this can be an excerpt from a piece of university work or any other formal writing. It does not need to be written specifically for your chosen module-based project and can concern any topic or discipline. Additionally, it can be in English, French or Spanish).
Interviews usually take place via Zoom at the start of term. A decision is communicated following this, with teams expected to be placed shortly after.
- module-based projects are open to all postgraduate students at the University of Essex from any discipline (it is not restricted to law and human rights students)
- students on stand-alone projects do not need to take HU902 (but if you still wish to take the module you're welcome to apply)
- students are free to apply to module-based projects and to stand-alone projects at the same time, but note that the stand-alone project will require 4-6 hours of your time per week from late October to the end of June (and the module-based projects will require approximately 8-10 hours of your time per week from late October to the end of June) on top of the coursework for all other modules. We recommend you do not overstretch your commitments
2022-23 stand-alone project