SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Law, Development and Globalisation

This programme allows students to study the relationships between law and development in the context of a globalising world; it gives students the opportunity to study the complex relationship between these processes and legal systems in an international and comparative context, with the opportunity to focus on a broad range of areas including: imperialism, inequality, finance and commerce.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, preferably in a related discipline.

Course modules

Affirmative action law; colonialism, empire and international law; foundations of international law; human rights in the developing world; indigenous land rights; intellectual property rights and development; international and comparative copyright law: copyright in the global village; international and comparative corporate law; international labour law; law and development in Africa; law and governance in the developing world; law and human rights in China; law and international inequality: critical legal analysis of political economy from colonialism to globalisation; law and post-colonial theory; law and society in Southeast Asia; migration, gender and the law in South East Asia and beyond; multinational enterprises and the law; water law: justice and governance; world trade organisation law; dissertation in law.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 calendar years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700