SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, women and gender, international law, conflict and labour law.

Course Modules

Human rights and Islamic law; human rights in the developing worlds; human rights of women; international human rights clinic; international labour law and equality rights; international protection of human rights; justice, reconciliation and reconstruction in post conflict societies; law and international inequality (critical legal analysis of political economy from colonialism to globalisation); law, human rights and peace'building (the Israeli'Palestinian case); foundations of comparative law; foundations of international law; international criminal law; 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; law and society in Southeast Asia; the law of armed conflict; gender, armed conflict and international law; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in law.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £18,550  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £13,230  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 4 years
Part Time