SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme allows students to study the relationships between law and development in the context of a globalising world; it gives students the opportunity to study the complex relationship between these processes and legal systems in an international and comparative context, with the opportunity to focus on a broad range of areas including: imperialism, inequality, finance and commerce.

Course Modules

Human rights in the developing world; intellectual property rights and development; international and comparative copyright law (copyright in the global village); international and comparative corporate law; international law and equality rights; law and development in Africa; law and international inequality (critical legal analysis of political economy from colonialism to globalisation); multinational enterprises and the law; colonialism, empire and international law; foundations of international law; indigenous land rights; international labour law; international law and global orders; law and governance in the developing worlds; law and human rights in China; law and post'colonial theory; law and society in South East Asia; migration, gender and the law in South East Asia and beyond; water law (justice and governance); world trade organisation law; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,550  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,230  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)