Senior Status LLB

SOAS University of London

Program Description

Senior Status LLB

SOAS University of London

Senior Status LLB

Programme Code: M102

SOAS is unique as the only higher education institution in the UK specializing in the study of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The School also has the largest concentration of specialist faculty concerned with the study of these areas at any university in the world. SOAS is consistently ranked among the top higher education institutions in the UK and the world and it also offers a friendly, vibrant environment for students in a diverse and close-knit community.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of a QLD, the SOAS Senior Status LLB also provides students with an overview of legal systems in Africa and Asia creating a truly global, and consequently unique, Senior Status LLB.

While providing our students with a solid grounding in key legal principles and methodologies, we seek to do more than that. The SOAS Law Degree aims to produce highly skilled, civic-minded and critically engaged graduates, who can contribute to their communities and societies in myriad ways. In the first year, our students are introduced to the core elements and principles of the English legal system and provided with the key analytical skills necessary for undertaking a demanding law degree program. During this first-year students will also be introduced to elements of legal principle and practice from other countries.

However, in the second year, our students will be even more fully immersed in the distinctively SOAS program. Our students can choose from a wide array of optional courses that draw on the unique research expertise of our staff. The emphasis we place on choice, and research-led teaching, will allow our students to pursue a number of distinct specialisms as their degree progresses, but whichever path they choose to focus on the courses they study will all be imbued with that distinctive SOAS dimension, that stresses critical engagement and understanding of the role of law in the world at large. In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, the SOAS law degree truly responds to the needs of a new generation of law students.

The degree provides students with a wide range of analytical and transferable skills and is suitable for any profession in which a non-specialised degree is required. The degree structure provides students with a qualifying law degree for the purposes of both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board and exempts students from the academic stage of legal training.


Year One

Students in Year One of the Senior Status LLB will take 6 core compulsory modules to the value of 135 credits.

  • Introduction to Law and Legal Processes 155200070 0 Term 1
  • Criminal Law 155200068 (30credits) Full Year
  • Contract Law 155200071 (30credits) Full Year
  • Common Law, Equitable and Comparative Property 1: Property Interests 155200074 (30credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to EU Law 155200069 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Public Law 155200076 (30credits) Full Year

Year Two

In Year Two of the Senior Status LLB students will take 3 core compulsory modules (to the value of 75 credits) and modules from the Options List below to the value of 60 credits units, for a total of 135 credits to be studied in the second year.

  • Legal Systems of Asia and Africa 155200073 (30credits) Full Year
  • Law of Tort 155200072 (30credits) Full Year
  • Common Law, Equitable and Comparative Property 2: Proprietary Relationships 155200075 (15 credits) Term 1

Year Two Option List

  • Advanced Administrative Law 155200061 (30credits) Full Year
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 155200067 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Asylum and Immigration Law 155200077 (30credits) Full Year
  • Chinese Law 155200055 (30credits) Full Year
  • Commercial Law 155200062 (30credits) Full Year
  • Company Law 155200053 (30credits) Full Year
  • Family Law 155200006 (30credits) Full Year
  • Foundations of Human Rights Law 155200082 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Independent Study Project on a Selected Legal topic 155200041 (30credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to Global Commodities 155200080
  • Islamic Law 155200037 (30credits) Full Year
  • Law of Commercial Arbitration 155200066 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Law of Islamic Finance 155200060 (30credits) Full Year
  • Law and Nature 155200081 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Law and Society in South Asia 155200032 (30credits) Full Year
  • Public International Law 155200083 (15 credits) Term 2
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
2 years
Full time
9,250 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,250; Full-time Overseas Fees: £16,907 per academic year
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2020
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2020