Global Challenges Programme

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational challenges, including:

  • Environmental law, with particular reference on the impact on women and children;
  • Human rights and international criminal law;
  • Children’s rights and protecting children online, and
  • Terrorism, radicalisation and cyber security.

The world around us is changing. If we are to tackle the major societal challenges, such as the climate crisis, security and inequality, we require innovative thinking and leadership, and a sustained commitment to transnational collaboration.

Hillary Rodham Clinton receiving her honorary doctorate at Swansea University

MA in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice

In partnership with Sky, the School of Law has launched a graduate scholarship programme to enable exceptional students to pursue a bespoke master’s degree that will equip them with effective research and advocacy skills. A placement with a relevant organisation is central to the degree programme, supporting scholars to gain practical experience and to contribute directly to bringing about transformative change to law and policy.

Find out more about the MA in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice.

Read more about the announcement of the graduate scholarship programme.

PhD Programme

In 2018, the University and Welsh Government announced the launch of a Hillary Rodham Clinton PhD Research Scholarship Programme, with the ambition of advancing the importance of children’s human rights and strengthening collaborations between Swansea University and partner institutions in the USA. PhD opportunities will be published in Autumn 2019.

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Swansea University

In October 2017, Swansea University was proud to confer an Honorary Award on former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in recognition of her political career, commitment to human rights, and of her ancestral connections with Swansea. During the ceremony, Secretary Clinton gave a keynote lecture on children’s human rights and unveiled a plaque to mark the naming of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.