SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The Law Department at SOAS is one of the most highly'regarded law departments in the UK for the quality of both its teaching and research. The Guardian University Guide (May 2001) placed SOAS as the top Law Department for undergraduate studies in the UK and the Department received a 5 rating in the 2001 government assessment of research in all British universities. The Department has an unrivalled concentration of specialists in the laws of Asian and African countries, with additional areas of expertise in the areas of comparative law, human rights, transnational commercial law, environmental law, international law and socio'legal method.

Course Modules

All years: modules include: criminal law; introduction to law and legal processes; legal systems of Asia and Africa; obligations 1 (contract); obligations 2 (tort); public law; law and institutions of contemporary China; European human rights law; EU law; Islamic law; law and society in Africa; law and society in South Asia; law of property; company law; comparative company law; comparative legal theory; conflict of laws; equity; law, multi'culturalism and intercultural human rights; independent study project; equity and offshore; family law; labour law; law and development; law, multiculturalism and intercultural human rights; public international law; independent study project on a selected legal topic.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
LLB (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 76%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

100% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 60
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 80%

Total Coursework: 20%

£5,450 - £5,450
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,090 - £5,890
Typical cost of private accommodation