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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

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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 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

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 International and Comparative Commercial 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

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