SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme allows students to study international law and its application in a range of legal areas, including commerce; criminal law; humanitarian law; environmental law; and human rights. Courses are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non'Western social and cultural settings.

Course Modules

Climate change law and policy; international environmental law; international labour law and equality rights; law, human rights and peace'building (the Israeli'Palestinian case); law of international finance; multinational enterprises and the law; law and natural resources; international protection of human rights; justice, reconciliation and reconstruction in post conflict societies; colonialism, empire and international law; foundations of international law; gender, armed conflict and international law; international criminal law; international law and global orders; international labour law; international laws on the use of force; law and human rights in China; law and policy of international courts and tribunals; law and post'colonial theory; the law of armed conflict; world trade organisation law; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, preferably in a related discipline.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)