SOAS University of London

School of Law

MA in Chinese Law

duration:
One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Fees 2016/17

UK/EU fees:
£13,230
Overseas fees:
£18,550

This is a Band 5 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

2016 Entry requirements

  • Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

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Overview

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Chinese Law 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. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.

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Structure

To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme.

Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following courses associated with the Chinese Law specialisation:

Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for information.

Full Module Units (1.0)
 Half Module Units (0.5)
 Dissertation (1.0)

At least two courses from the following options:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Chinese Commercial Law 15PLAC106 Unit - Not Running 2016/17
Chinese Constitutionalism 15PLAH043 0.5 Unit Term 2
Foundations of Comparative Law 15PLAH031 0.5 Unit Term 1
Law and Human Rights in China 15PLAH054 0.5 Unit Term 1
Law and Society in Southeast Asia 15PLAH049 0.5 Unit Term 2
Modern Chinese Law and Institutions 15PLAC139 1 Unit Full Year
The third option may be chosen from the General List, an approved language or can be from the above list

Students must also take one further course or two half courses, to a total value of 45 credits, either from the list above or the optional list below**

Dissertation

Dissertation (10,000 words), on a topic related to the specialism of the degree

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Dissertation in Law 15PLAC999 1 Unit Full Year
Optional Course List
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Alternative Dispute Resolution 15PLAC104 1 Unit Full Year
Banking Law 15PLAC105 1 Unit Full Year
Chinese Constitutionalism 15PLAH043 0.5 Unit Term 2
Climate Change and Energy Law and Policy 15PLAC154 1 Unit Full Year
Colonialism, Empire and International Law 15PLAH025 0.5 Unit Term 2
Feminist Legal Theory 15PLAC155 1 Unit Full Year
Foundations of International Law 15PLAH021 0.5 Unit Term 1
Human Rights in The Developing World 15PLAC111 1 Unit Full Year
Human Rights of Women 15PLAC112 1 Unit Full Year
Human Rights and Islamic Law 15PLAC150 1 Unit Full Year
International and Comparative Copyright Law: Copyright in The Global Village 15PLAC115 1 Unit Full Year
International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 15PLAC153 1 Unit Full Year
International Criminal Law in Practice 15PLAC168 1 unit Unit
Law, Environmental and Sustainable Development in a Global Context 15PLAC118 1 Unit Full Year
International Human Rights Clinic 15PLAC145 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
The Law of Armed Conflict 15PLAH022 0.5 Unit Term 2
International Labour Law and Equality Rights 15PLAC169 1 Unit Full Year
International Protection of Human Rights 15PLAC119 1 Unit Full Year
International Trade Law 15PLAC120 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
International and Comparative Corporate Law 15PLAC116 1 Unit Full Year
Islamic Law (Ma/Llm) 15PLAC121 1 Unit Full Year
Justice, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Post Conflict Societies 15PLAC123 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Development in Africa 15PLAC160 1 Unit Full Year
Law and International Inequality:Critical Legal Analysis of Political Economy From Colonialism to Globalisation 15PLAC131 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Natural Resources 15PLAC126 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals 15PLAH026 0.5 Unit Term 2
Law and Society in The Middle East and North Africa 15PLAC130 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Law and Society in South Asia (Ma/Llm) 15PLAC129 1 Unit Full Year
Law of International Finance 15PLAC135 1 Unit Full Year
Law of Islamic finance 15PLAC159 1 Unit Full Year
Law, Human Rights and Peace Building: The Israeli-Palestinian Case 15PLAC133 1 Unit Full Year
Law, Institutions and Political Economy of Transition 15PLAC134 Unit - Not Running 2016/17
Migration, Gender and The Law in South East Asia and Beyond 15PLAH023 0.5 Unit Term 2
Multinational Enterprises and The Law 15PLAC140 1 Unit Full Year

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 5 tuition fee.

The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-time Part-time 2 YearsPart-time 3 YearsLLM only 4 Years                     
UK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas Students
£13,230 £18,550 £6,615 £9,275 £4,410 £6,183 £3,308 £4,638

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