SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

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. Lecturers in the Department maintain close links with professional practice and frequently have first'hand knowledge of the latest developments in business, government and international organisations.

Course Modules

Law: 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. Chinese (modern and classical): Year 1: Elementary modern Chinese language 1; history and culture of China; introduction to classical Chinese; elementary modern Chinese language 2. Year 2: Year abroad. Year 3: Intermediate modern Chinese language 1; intermediate modern Chinese language; traditional Chinese language and literature 1; optional modules: Modern Chinese film and theatre; elementary Cantonese; elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese). Year 4: Dissertation in Chinese studies; optional modules: Advanced modern Chinese language; modern Chinese literature; traditional Chinese language and literature 2; styles of modern Chinese literary language; elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese).

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • Course specific

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