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School of Law

Stephen Livingstone Scholarship
Deadline: 28 July, 2023
Level of Study
Postgraduate Taught
Application Status

Eligibility summary

  • Level of StudyPostgraduate Taught


The prize was established by the School of Law in honour of their late colleague, Professor Stephen Livingstone (1961-2004).  The fund is supported also by donations from Stephen’s family and friends. Stephen was Professor of Human Rights Law, a former Head of the School of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre, as well as a renowned human rights activist and Commissioner on the Northern Ireland Equality Commission.   

This scholarship is designed for a suitably qualified UK/EU graduate ideally with experience of working in a human rights-based NGO or similar organisation either in the EU or beyond, who has applied to undertake a taught LLM in Human Rights. The successful applicant will receive an award, the amount of which is dependent on available funding income in any given year.

Further Information

Funding Amount

The value of the award will be advertised each year but will be approximately £2000.

Number of Awards


Terms and Conditions

The award can be held in conjunction with another award.


The award will be offered to the candidate as selected by the Postgraduate Board of Examiners with the highest Undergraduate degree average combined with the highest level of experience in a human rights NGO or similar organisation. The award can only be held by one candidate in any given year and will only be made upon successful registration for an LLM Human Rights programme.

Funding Type

Help with current course

Fee Status


Study Level

Postgraduate Taught

Start Date

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 12:48:00 GMT

Close Date

Fri, 28 Jul 2023 12:00:00 BST

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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter which addresses how they are qualified for this award and how their proposed research would contribute to theory or practice in the specified area. This letter of application should be addressed to the Director of Postgraduate Studies and emailed to the School Office by the published application deadline.