University of East London

Course Introduction

The course is to provide a critical appreciation of a broad range of issues relating to a distinctive socio'cultural, political and religious context in a comparative perspective; it is aimed to promote open discussion and debate, critical analysis, research and development of newer frameworks as demanded by contemporary events; it aims to engender excellent research and writing skills based on stronger foundations and better understanding of the origins, evolution and contemporary developments of an under researched area; the objective of the program is promote better understanding of the dynamics of the Islamic and Middle Eastern world through law related frameworks which include human rights, religion, colonialism, eurocentrism, racism, sexism and dialogue.

Course Modules

Modules include: International law as an area study: Middle East; dissertation; plus options including: Islam and human rights; Islamic legal cultures; Islamic legal theories; feminist legal theories; international human rights; law and development; law of armed conflict.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in law, social sciences or humanities or another appropriate discipline (or recognised international equivalent). IELTs 6.5 with 6.0 in all components.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £12,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £9,360  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £1,560  Single Module. First year home fees