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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

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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 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

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 Human Rights 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

One of my fondest memories of SOAS is the International Students Welcome ceremony where I met a few of my friends. Freshers’ Week overall was pretty fun and my classes are incredibly involving and interesting.

Alexis Berko, Wesleyan University