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School of Law

MA in Chinese Law

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

Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

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 courses 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 courses 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.

Structure

Programme Structure

Please note that all MA students need to take a two week Law and Legal Methods Pre-sessional Course before the teaching term begins.

The courses run from the start of term in September, and examinations take place at the end of May/ beginning of June. The final date for the submission of the dissertation is 15 September in the final year of registration.

Students are required to take three taught courses and a dissertation as follows:
At least two courses from the following options:
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

Optional Course List

Teaching & Learning

A Student's Perspective

I would not have studied anywhere else in London. I’m considering coming back for a Masters!

Caitlin Ryan, Georgetown University