SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The course allows students to study Chinese law in depth, looking at areas such as foundations of Chinese law, commerce and human rights. All SOAS modules 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

Full module units: Chinese commercial law; modern Chinese law and institutions. Half module units: Chinese constitutionalism; economic approaches to law; foundations of Chinese law; foundations of comparative law; law and human rights in China; law and society in South East Asia; sociological approaches to law.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA Other Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Upper 2nd Class Honours preferably in a related discipline.