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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

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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

To facilitate their study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Law and Legal Methods Pre-sessional Course in the September before they begin their MA.

Students are required to take at least two (2.0) units associated with their specialised MA. The following courses are associated with the Chinese Law specialisation:

All MA students are required to complete a Dissertation in Law - 15PLAC999 - (1 Unit)

Please note: Not all courses listed may be available every year.

A Student's Perspective

I enjoyed the availability of a diverse range of units – something that you might not be able to get anywhere else. Also, the knowledge of the lecturers, particularly Diamond Ashiagbor, was incredible. In seminars, you would just get the feeling that she knew everything she was talking about and could answer any question.

Joshua Tan, Monash University