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School of Law

MA in Law, Culture and Society

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 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 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 Law, Culture and Society 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

My time flew by in London. I made a lot of wonderful friends at SOAS, and we often attended the various events put on by the Student Union and student societies, which ranged from musical performances to debates to movie screenings.

Kate Van Akin - Harvard University, Law School