SOAS University of London

School of Law

MA in Law, Culture and Society

duration:
One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Fees 2016/17

UK/EU fees:
£13,230
Overseas fees:
£18,550

This is a Band 5 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

2016 Entry requirements

  • Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

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Overview

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Law, Culture and Society allows students to study the relationships between law, society and cultural belief, broadly conceived. It gives students the opportunity to study direct impact of the law on commercial and governmental cultures, as well as the interactions between feminism and legal theory, and ethnic minorities and the law, amongst many others. All SOAS modules 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 modules 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.

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Structure

To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme.

Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following modules associated with the Law, Culture and Society specialisation:

Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for information.

Full Module Units (1.0)
 Half Module Units (0.5)
 Dissertation (1.0)
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Alternative Dispute Resolution 15PLAC104 1 Unit Full Year
Chinese Constitutionalism 15PLAH043 0.5 Unit Term 2
Comparative Commercial Law 15PLAC175 1 Unit Full Year
Comparative Constitutional Law 15PLAH046 0.5 Unit - Not Running 2016/17
Critical Jurisprudence in Islamic Law and Society 15PLAC176 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Feminist Legal Theory 15PLAC155 1 Unit Full Year
Foundations of Comparative Law 15PLAH031 0.5 Unit Term 1
Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law 15PGNH005 0.5 Unit Term 2
International and Comparative Copyright Law: Copyright in The Global Village 15PLAC115 1 Unit Full Year
International and Comparative Corporate Law 15PLAC116 1 Unit Full Year
International Labour Law and Equality Rights 15PLAC169 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Development in Africa 15PLAC160 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Society in South Asia (Ma/Llm) 15PLAC129 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Society in The Middle East and North Africa 15PLAC130 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Law, Institutions and Political Economy of Transition 15PLAC134 Unit - Not Running 2016/17
Law of Islamic finance 15PLAC159 1 Unit Full Year
Migration, Gender and The Law in South East Asia and Beyond 15PLAH023 0.5 Unit Term 2
Multinational Enterprises and The Law 15PLAC140 1 Unit Full Year

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Teaching and Learning

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 5 tuition fee.

The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-time Part-time 2 YearsPart-time 3 YearsLLM only 4 Years                     
UK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas Students
£13,230 £18,550 £6,615 £9,275 £4,410 £6,183 £3,308 £4,638

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