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School of Law

MA in International and Comparative Commercial 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 International and Comparative Commercial Law allows students to learn about commercial law and its application in the globalised world. The courses available cover a broad range of geographical and legal areas, including comparative law, economic approaches to law, law and globalisation, banking and finance, Islamic, Chinese and Middle Eastern law, labour law, copyright, trade law, fraud, multinational enterprises and the WTO. 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 International and Comparative Commercial 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 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 list below
    • Dissertation (10,000 words), on a topic related to the specialism of the degree (15PLAC999)

Teaching & Learning

A Student's Perspective

SOAS has an excellent reputation and its specialisation in the study of the Middle East was one of the main reasons I decided to come here.

Nikola Georgiev