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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

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

Programme Specification

MA in Law, Culture and Society programme specification.

Programme Structure

Please note that all MA students need to take a two week Law and Legal Methods Pre-sessional 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 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 a wonderful environment that encourages you to learn everywhere you go and from everyone you meet. There are always events and lectures taking place, covering social, cultural and academic interests. No matter how niche your interests may be, there is something for everyone to get involved with!

Seemin Zahid