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School of Law

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

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 Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. 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 Specification    

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution programme specification.

Programme Structure

Please note that all MA students need to take a two week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods course before the teaching term begins.

Students are required to take three taught courses and a dissertation as follows:

  • At least two courses from the list below.
  • The third option may be chosen from the MA General List, an approved language or can be from the above list
  • Dissertation (10,000 words), on a topic related to the specialism of the degree (15PLAC999)

Teaching & Learning