Law

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Law Postgraduate Study Degrees

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]From human rights to international trade and commerce, environmental law to development, we promise to enrich your understanding and prepare you for a career in a more integrated world. Our research, which is of the highest calibre, focuses on legal systems and legal challenges in the Global South, covering Africa, Asia and the Middle East, English Law, Comparative Law, Regional and International Law.

You will join a community built on distinguished expertise and a passion for how the law can make a difference on the local, national and international stage. Our distinguished alumni include lawyers, judges, politicians, businessmen/women and activists throughout the world.

Explore our postgraduate options below:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1528189775679{margin-top: 110px !important;}”][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/fd0ZpM3kZyU” align=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1528112043324{margin-left: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″ padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1528112177592{margin-right: -20px !important;margin-bottom: -20px !important;margin-left: -20px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”LLM (Master of Laws)” tab_id=”1477413472455-14ab60cb-3e15″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a wide range of subjects and perspectives.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llm/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development” tab_id=”1477413480929-60a82fe9-293e”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Environmental law has grown rapidly over the past five decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. The increasingly vast scope of environmental law is reflected in the umbrella notion of sustainable development that captures the links between traditional environmental issues and broader development concerns.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llmenvlaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice” tab_id=”1477413483789-622e2cea-dcd7″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Each LLM student is required to successfully complete 180 credits, which comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit 12,000 word dissertation on a topic related to his or her specialisation.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llmhrconfjust/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LLM in International Law” tab_id=”1477413489478-582aab93-7a51″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llmintlaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law” tab_id=”1477413492870-3f926a3a-74f6″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The huge growth in the importance of multinational corporations, and countries such as China and the Gulf states, makes it equally useful to study such corporations and countries as well. SOAS has a unique concentration of modules in this area, taught by experts who combine experience in legal practice and consulting with academic scholarship.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llmintcompcomlaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LLM in Islamic Law” tab_id=”1477413495806-a710f34b-dd22″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llmislamiclaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LLM in Law and Gender” tab_id=”1477413498991-4c0fac82-8b61″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The development of this LLM specialisation will allow students to engage with contemporary gender theories alongside existing PG Law modules that engage issues in gender and women’s rights.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llm-in-law-and-gender/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”LLM in Law, Development and Globalisation” tab_id=”1477413509394-f3436d47-bd07″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llm/llmlawdevgov/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”MA Legal Studies (General Programme)” tab_id=”1477403227917-3c730022-ab52″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Modules include comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/ma/maintcomplegstud/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development” tab_id=”1477403474483-2ec6600b-91bb”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Provides a unique specialisation in a rapidly developing area of law. Environmental law has grown rapidly over the past five decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/ma/ma-in-environmental-law-and-sustainable-development/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA in Human Rights Law” tab_id=”1477403538268-68b1c231-54d5″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/ma/mahumrightslaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA in International Law” tab_id=”1477403591312-9c7fe56c-67ce”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/ma/maintlaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA in Islamic Law” tab_id=”1477403692654-3a52ef2d-48d9″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/ma/maisllaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”PhD in Law” tab_id=”1478701984764-8231562a-c2df”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Provide students with advanced skills in legal research, the ability to undertake high level analysis of law and legal issues with a focus on areas of research specific to the School of Law at SOAS, a grasp of the research methods that underpin the discipline and its place in the humanities and the social sciences, a grounding in legal research methods, and the ethics of legal research.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/phd/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Law Research Degrees (PhD/MPhil)” tab_id=”1526641557450-86a450e1-8a6e”][vc_column_text]The School of Law accepts candidates for research work leading to a PhD.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/phd/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Short Summer Course: International Law Contemporary Issues” tab_id=”1526641604102-9af5ca29-2b3d”][vc_column_text]Provides students with a basic understanding of international law, focusing on foundational structures that are necessary to engage with any international legal issue.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/summerschool/subjects/law/international-law-contemporary-issues/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Executive Course in Public International Law” tab_id=”1560952954831-4c233ae6-a9dd”][vc_column_text]This short course offers an intensive study of international law for professionals.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/public-international-law/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”3″ css=”.vc_custom_1528209467075{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” inner_container=”no” section_type=”alternate” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ margin_top=”40″ overflow=”false”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1478283969269{padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Our research in action” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]SOAS School of Law influences public and policy debate, legal practice and public understanding of social and legal issues by drawing on its wide thematic and regional expertise. The work of its scholars has made a significant impact on non-academic groups and other beneficiaries and audiences both in the UK and in our specialist regions of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.[/vc_column_text][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/research/impact/” icon=”globe” icon_color=”#2c3e50″ icon_size=”big”][kleo_button title=” See our research in action ” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/research/impact/” style=”highlight” size=”xl” ][/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ bg_gradient=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1477667039203{background-image: url(https://study.soas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/RS10352_Paaras-Abbas-Pakistan3-lpr.jpg?id=160990) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”300px”][vc_column_text text_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1477666982312{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]Research on honour crimes by Lynn Welchman, Professor of Law with particular reference to the Middle East and North Africa has been crucial to better understanding these crimes and developing coordinated responses.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″ css=”.vc_custom_1528209421298{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” type=”color” bg_color=”#eaeaea” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ border=”bottom” el_class=”col dark”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]

Graduate Destinations

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Students leave SOAS with the ability to think critically and with well-honed skills in analysis – and this, coupled with the strong sense of social justice our students are well known for – is why SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference.
Here is the latest information from the known destinations of the 2015 Anthropology and Sociology graduates of single and joint honours within the department.

Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

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  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker Mckenzie
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Gibson Young Solicitors
  • Kennedys

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  • Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Liberty UK
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker
  • Womankind Worldwide

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SOAS alumni and students around the world

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