SOAS University of London

School of Law

Senior Status LLB

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
Overseas fees:

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Undergraduate Tuition Fees page

2017 Entry requirements

  • Senior Status LLB will be restricted to non-law graduates from recognised institutions with a GPA of 3.2 or its equivalent.

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Programme Code: M102

SOAS is unique as the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The School also has the largest concentration of specialist faculty concerned with the study of these areas at any university in the world. SOAS is consistently ranked among the top higher education institutions in the UK and the world and it also offers a friendly, vibrant environment for students in a diverse and close-knit community.

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 creating a truly global, and consequently unique, Senior Status LLB.

While providing our students with a solid grounding in key legal principles and methodologies, we seek to do more than that. The SOAS Law Degree aims to produce highly skilled, civic minded and critically engaged graduates, who can contribute to their communities and societies in myriad ways. In the first year our students are introduced to the core elements and principles of the English legal system, and provided with the key analytical skills necessary for undertaking a demanding law degree program. During this first year students will also be introduced to elements of legal principle and practice from other countries.

However, in the second year our students will be even more fully immersed in the distinctively SOAS program. Our students can choose from a wide array of optional courses that draw on the unique research expertise of our staff. The emphasis we place on choice, and research-led teaching, will allow our students to pursue a number of distinct specialisms as their degree progresses, but whichever path they choose to focus on the courses they study will all be imbued with that distinctive SOAS dimension, that stresses critical engagement and understanding of the role of law in the world at large. In an increasingly globalised and interconnected world, the SOAS law degree truly responds to the needs of a new generation of law students.

The degree provides students with a wide range of analytical and transferable skills and is suitable for any profession in which a non-specialised degree is required. The degree structure provides students with a qualifying law degree for the purposes of both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board and exempts students from academic stage of legal training.

Key Information Set Data


Year One
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Introduction to Law and Legal Processes 155200070 0sTerm 1
Criminal Law 155200068 1 UnitFull Year
Contract Law 155200071 1 UnitFull Year
Common Law, Equitable and Comparative Property 1: Property Interests 155200074 1 UnitFull Year
Introduction to EU Law 155200069 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Public Law 155200076 1 UnitFull Year
In Year Two of the Senior Status LLB, you will take 3 core compulsory subjects (to the value of 2.5 units) and modules from the Option List below to the value of 2.0 units, for a total of 4.5 units to be studied in the year.
Year Two
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Legal Systems of Asia and Africa 155200073 1 UnitFull Year
Law of Tort 155200072 1 UnitFull Year
Common Law, Equitable and Comparative Property 2: Proprietary Relationships 155200075 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Year Two Option List
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Advanced Administrative Law 155200061 1 UnitFull Year
Alternative Dispute Resolution 155200067 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Asylum and Immigration Law 155200077 1
Chinese Law 155200055 1 UnitFull Year
Commercial Law 155200062 1 UnitFull Year
Company Law 155200053 1 UnitFull Year
Family Law 155200006 1 UnitFull Year
Foundations of Human Rights Law 155200082 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Independent Study Project on a Selected Legal topic 155200041 1 UnitFull Year
Introduction to Global Commodities 155200080 0.5
Islamic Law 155200037 1 UnitFull Year
Law of Commercial Arbitration 155200066 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Law of Islamic Finance 155200060 1 UnitFull Year
Law and Nature 155200081 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Law and Society in South Asia 155200032 1 UnitFull Year
Public International Law 155200083 0.5 UnitsTerm 2


Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

  • Students are required to attend all classes, study extensively on their own and together with other students, and prepare themselves to participate in an informed way in discussions. Students are also required to undertake assessed coursework and, in the ILLP module, to participate in assessed mooting (oral legal argument).
  • The usual format of classes is 2 hours of lectures per week, plus 1 hour of tutorial per week
Intellectual (thinking) skills
  • Critical thinking is fostered in all module units offered in the Programme, in that all units introduce information and ideas that need to be assessed critically and analysed in context. Students are encouraged not simply to summarise evidence and arguments but also develop their own assessments as to the relative value of different strategies/ arguments/ evidence.
Subject-based practical skills
  • Through tutorials and coursework, particularly in instruction concerning the answering of problem questions and the compulsory mooting component of the Introduction to Law and Legal Processes (ILLP) course unit. The production of word-processed text and its presentation is not taught as such, but coursework is required to be produced in word-processed form; some subject based practical skills are specifically taught in the ILLP module unit.
Transferable skills
  • Through preparation for seminars, essays, course work, and examinations.
  • Through individual and /or joint seminar presentations and class participation.
  • Through preparation for seminars, through discussion in seminars, through correction of formative assessment by tutors and through preparation of answers to exam questions.
  • Through the formation of study groups.

These skills are assessed as part of the normal assessment of coursework and unseen examination.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of undergraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Undergraduate Tuition Fees page.

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,575
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,387.50 £8,288


Graduate Destinations
How does a degree in Law help with my career?

The Law department at SOAS provides students a thorough, specialist knowledge of comparative law, human rights, environmental law and international law.  Students also develop a range of skills valued by many employers including: critical judgment skills; problem-solving skills; the ability to formulate sound arguments; and the ability to interpret and explain complex information clearly.  

Who do graduates work for?

SOAS Law graduates have gone 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.  The Law degree programmes have also enabled graduates to continue in the field of research either at SOAS or other institutions  

Destination of 2015 graduates (Undergraduates: single honours degrees and Senior Status LLB degree)

All undergraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation (so for undergraduate students this is in January) to find out what they were doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling. We find out this data in the summer, so here is the latest information from the 73 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International graduates of single honours and Senior Status LLB studies within the department

Example employers

Allen & Overy

Baker Mckenzie

CMS Cameron McKenna

Gibson Young Solicitors


Lawyers for Human Rights

Liberty UK

Lloyds Banking Group

Ronald Fletcher Baker

Womankind Worldwide

Example occupations

Advice and Information Volunteer

Corporate Social Responsibility Co-Ordinator

Finance Manager

Financial Analyst

Legal Researcher

Marketing and Social Media Intern


Procurement Manager

Recruitment Consultant

Trainee Solicitor

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A Student's Perspective

Studying at SOAS helped me develop a strong work ethic, augment my analytical and communication skills, understand law from a multicultural perspective and love so many diverse cultures and religions of the world.

Raja Mohammad Sultan Mahmood


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