SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme allows students to study the relationships between law, society and cultural belief, broadly conceived; it gives students the opportunity to study direct impact of the law on commercial and governmental cultures, as well as the interactions between feminism and legal theory, and ethnic minorities and the law, amongst many others.

Course Modules

Critical jurisprudence in Islamic law and society; feminist legal theory; international and comparative copyright law (copyright in the global village); international labour law and equality rights; Islamic law; law and society in South Asia; law and in the Middle East and North Africa; law, institutions and political economy of transition; modern Chinese law and institutions;; affirmative action law; Chinese constitutionalism; comparative constitutional law; foundations of Chinese law; foundations of comparative law; foundations of international law; gender, armed conflict and international law; international labour law; international law and global orders; law and critique; law and governance in the developing world; law and postcolonial theory; law and society in South East Asia; migration, gender and the law in South East Asia and beyond; religion and comparative constitutionalism; sociological approaches to 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