Law Undergraduate Degrees

Law is a fascinating, dynamic area of study. It is critical to all societies, to relationships between people, between organisations and between individuals and the state – as well as between states. Law is an important part of social and global ordering while being a potent weapon of both the powerful and the weak.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the idea of studying the laws of a single jurisdiction has become less tenable. Legal issues often transcend national borders and legal ideas have travelled far beyond their places of origin.

With decades of teaching the laws of the developing world to students, SOAS Law degrees continue to provide our students with an understanding of law and a set of employable skills reaching far beyond more traditional degrees.

Explore our undergraduate options below:

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Provides you with an educational experience that equips you with a distinctive set of skills far beyond what is offered by most traditional Law Schools.

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In addition to fulfilling the requirements of a QLD, the SOAS Senior Status LLB also provides students with an overview of legal systems in Africa and Asia.

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The nature of the Combined Honours degree enables you to develop a specialist niche for yourself by studying a second subject.

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The SOAS Politics, Economy & Law BA (Hons) degree takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, law and economy.

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The SOAS Law programme aims to produce highly skilled, civic minded and critically engaged graduates, who can effectively contribute to their communities and societies through the knowledge and skills gained on this course.

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Prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students take modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency.

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Graduate Destinations

Law students leave SOAS with a thorough, specialist knowledge of comparative law, human rights, environmental law and international law. Graduates are equipped with a portfolio of transferable skills which employers seek, including critical judgment, problem-solving, the ability to formulate sound arguments; and the ability to interpret and explain complex information clearly.

Graduates go on to pursue careers directly related to law, or used their skills and expertise to get take up professional and management careers in both the private and public sectors. Examples are given from the past two years destinations:

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker Mckenzie
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Gibson Young Solicitors
  • Kennedys
  • Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Liberty UK
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker
  • Womankind Worldwide

Class of 2017: Six months after completing their studies

In Work 37%
Studying 45%
Work and Study 11%
Other 7%

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