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School of Law

MA in Human Rights 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 Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. 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 Human Rights Law 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 units and a dissertation as follows:

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

Teaching & Learning

A Student's Perspective

SOAS is a unique British university, as it adopts a global view, but specialises in Asia, Africa and the Middle East: something it is very good at. This is evident in the passion and expertise of the teachers, the interests of the students and the many colourful exhibitions and cultural events regularly hosted here.

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