SOAS University of London

Introduction

SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. Combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, all SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories.

On the one hand, this means that SOAS scholars grapple with pressing issues - democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change - confronting two-thirds of humankind while at the same time remaining guardians of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions.

This makes SOAS synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London. We live in a world of shrinking borders and of economic and technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a world in which difference and regionalism present themselves acutely. It is a world that SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.

Our academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes us an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.


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Programs

This school also offers:

LLB

LLB Law Single Honours

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The SOAS Law Degree will provide student’s with a unique educational experience and equip them with a distinctive set of skills. In common with other law schools, the degree program will result in our students obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), allowing them to pursue a career in legal practice should they wish to do so. [+]

LLB Law Single Honours

Programme Code: M100 LLB

Duration: 3 years

Entry Requirements

BTEC: DDD Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAAAA Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA Irish LC: 360 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 5 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 85% French Bacc: 15/20 German Abitur: 1.5 Italy DES: 85/100 Austria Mat: 1.5 Polish Mat: Overall 80% including 3 extended level subjects

Interview Policy: Candidates with non-standard qualifications may be invited for an interview.

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

In an increasingly interconnected world, the law is no longer the preserve of single jurisdictions as legal issues are no respecters of national borders. A SOAS Law degree addresses this need by providing our students with an educational experience that equips you with a distinctive set of skills far beyond what is offered by most traditional Law Schools.... [-]


Senior Status LLB

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

Law (Senior Status) is a two-year LLB for advanced students (those with a degree in another discipline). It is primarily designed for graduates who wish to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) but will also be of interest to those non-law graduates who have an interest in reading law as a second academic degree. [+]

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.... [-]


LLM

LLM (Master of Laws)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. [+]

LLM (Master of Laws)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law

Start of programme: September intake only

The LLM (Master in Laws) allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a wide range of subjects and perspectives, including comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including banking, copyright, and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law.... [-]


LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialization in a rapidly evolving area of law. Environmental law has grown rapidly over the past five decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. The increasingly vast scope of the environmental law is reflected in the umbrella notion of sustainable development that captures the links between traditional environmental issues and broader development concerns. The environmental law thus covers not only traditional nature conservation and pollution control issues but also broaden the use and conservation of natural resources. In addition, we emphasize links between environmental regulation and other related fields of law, such as human rights, trade or intellectual property rights. [+]

LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only). We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time

The LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialization in a rapidly evolving area of law. Environmental law has grown rapidly over the past five decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. The increasingly vast scope of the environmental law is reflected in the umbrella notion of sustainable development that captures the links between traditional environmental issues and broader development concerns. The environmental law thus covers not only traditional nature conservation and pollution control issues but also broaden the use and conservation of natural resources. In addition, we emphasize links between environmental regulation and other related fields of law, such as human rights, trade or intellectual property rights.... [-]


LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. [+]

LLM in Human Rights, Conflict, and Justice

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law

Start of programme: September intake only

The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme but have the option of pursuing a specialized LLM.

Each LLM student is required to successfully complete 180 credits, which comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit 12,000-word dissertation on a topic related to his or her specialization. Please see the 'Structure' tab for full information.... [-]


LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The globalization of commerce makes it extremely useful, if not essential, for anyone wishing to practice commercial law to study it from an international and comparative perspective. The huge growth in the importance of multinational corporations, and countries such as China and the Gulf states, makes it equally useful to study such corporations and countries as well. SOAS has a unique concentration of modules in this area, taught by experts who combine experience in legal practice and consulting with an academic scholarship. Many of those modules are equally useful for people wishing to study other areas of law, such as human rights, environmental law, Chinese law and Islamic law, as their main focus. [+]

LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only). We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time

The globalization of commerce makes it extremely useful, if not essential, for anyone wishing to practice commercial law to study it from an international and comparative perspective. The huge growth in the importance of multinational corporations, and countries such as China and the Gulf states, makes it equally useful to study such corporations and countries as well. SOAS has a unique concentration of modules in this area, taught by experts who combine experience in legal practice and consulting with an academic scholarship. Many of those modules are equally useful for people wishing to study other areas of law, such as human rights, environmental law, Chinese law and Islamic law, as their main focus.... [-]


LLM in International Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000-word dissertation. [+]

LLM in International Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law

Start of programme: September intake only

The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme but have the option of pursuing a specialized LLM.

Each LLM student is required to successfully complete four (4.0) units of coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation on a topic related to his or her specialization. The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision. Year-long modules are worth 1.0 unit, while single-term modules are worth 0.5 units. A student will thus complete between four and eight taught modules during his or her LLM programme.... [-]


LLM in Islamic Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000-word dissertation. [+]

LLM in Islamic Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law

Start of programme: September intake only

The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme but have the option of pursuing a specialized LLM.

Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary.... [-]


LLM in Law, Development and Globalisation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. [+]

LLM in Law, Development, and Globalisation

Duration: One calendar year (full-time), three or four years (part-time, daytime only) recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law

Start of programme: September intake only

The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme but have the option of pursuing a specialized LLM.

Each LLM student is required to successfully complete four (4.0) units of coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation on a topic related to his or her specialization. The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision. Year-long modules are worth 1.0 unit, while single-term modules are worth 0.5 units. A student will thus complete between four and eight taught modules during his or her LLM programme.... [-]


LLM in Law and Gender

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The development of this LLM specialization will capitalize on the Centre for Gender Studies as a multi-faculty center from 2012, allowing students to engage with contemporary gender theories alongside existing PG Law modules that engage issues in gender and women's rights. [+]

LLM in Law and Gender

Duration: One calendar year (full-time)Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: SOAS has general minimum entrance requirements for registration for a postgraduate taught degree and these can be viewed at http://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/pg/howtoapply/ Students wishing to take certain options as their Major will normally be expected to have their 1st degree in that discipline. This applies to those wishing to have their Major in Social Anthropology, Economics, Politics (of the Middle East), and Law.

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PhD

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Law

Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The School of Law accepts candidates for research work leading to a PhD. The central feature of PhD work is the close relationship between the doctoral candidate and his or her supervisor, in which they meet regularly and consult closely. This relationship is supported and strengthened in various ways. Every doctoral candidate has an adjunct supervisor, another member of staff with a close interest in the candidate’s region and/or subfield of the discipline. [+]

Research Degrees in Law

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The School of Law accepts candidates for research work leading to a PhD. The central feature of PhD work is the close relationship between the doctoral candidate and his or her supervisor, in which they meet regularly and consult closely. This relationship is supported and strengthened in various ways. Every doctoral candidate has an adjunct supervisor, another member of staff with a close interest in the candidate’s region and/or subfield of the discipline.

There is a research tutor with overall responsibility for doctoral candidates who is available for a discussion of general problems. In addition, there are a number of other activities which contribute to a doctoral candidate’s work and training. All incoming MPhil/PhD candidates are required to take the School of Law’s Research Seminar Programme in their first year.... [-]


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SOAS, University of London

Address SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
WC1H 0XG London, England, United Kingdom
Website http://www.soas.ac.uk/
Phone +44 20 7637 2388