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  • What is the structure of the SOAS LLM?

    For further details regarding the LLM (Master of Law) and LLM with Specialism programmes please check the taught LLMs webpage.

    SOAS students have to select four subjects in total. Three of those must be taken at SOAS and one of these has to be in the form of a dissertation.  The fourth course can be taken outside of SOAS with a partner institution, please contact the School of Law for further information regarding this or for any course updates. A course list is available from the website.

    You will be able to confirm which structure of the LLM you want to follow when you enrol on the programme. For example, if you have applied to study for a specialist LLM programme (eg LLM in International Law), you will make your final course selection at enrolment. In order to be awarded a specialist LLM you are required to take at least three (3.0) of the four (4.0) modules within your chosen specialism, including the dissertation.

  • What is the structure of the MA Law programmes?

    For further details regarding the MA Law programme structures please check the Taught Masters (MA Law) webpage. 

    The MA Law programmes begin with a compulsory two-week course in legal reasoning and legal methods. Applicants must attend the course fully in order to proceed on to the Master's programme. Please note that the fee payable for this course is included in the Master's tuition fees.

    For further information or queries about this course please contact the Postgraduate Law team:

  • Is there an additional fee for the preliminary courses?

    There is a fee for the MA Law programmes preparatory course. This fee is included in the overall tuition fee.

    Students who do not hold an offer for an MA Law programme but are interested in taking the preliminary course on an individual basis must contact the faculty of Law at or phone 020 7898 4403 for details regarding payment procedures and costs.