Institute of Commonwealth Studies

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS) is the only postgraduate academic institution in the UK devoted to the study of the Commonwealth. Founded in 1949, its purpose is to promote interdisciplinary and inter-regional research on the Commonwealth and its member nations in the fields of history, politics, and other social sciences. Its areas of specialism include international development, governance, human rights, north-south relations, and conflict and security. It is also home to the longest-running interdisciplinary and practice-oriented human rights MA programme in the UK.

Director
Professor Philip Murphy

Contact the Institute
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Senate House
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

T: +44 (0)20 7862 8853

E: ics@sas.ac.uk

W: http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk

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