SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Law, Culture and Society

This programme allows students to study the relationships between law, society and cultural belief, broadly conceived; it gives students the opportunity to study direct impact of the law on commercial and governmental cultures, as well as the interactions between feminism and legal theory, and ethnic minorities and the law, amongst many others.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in law.

Course modules

Affirmative action law; Chinese constitutionalism; comparative commercial law; comparative constitutional law; critical jurisprudence in Islamic law and society; feminist legal theory; foundations of Chinese law; foundations of comparative law; foundations of international law; gender, armed conflict and international law; international and comparative copyright law: copyright in the global village; international labour law; international labour law and equality rights; Islamic law; law and governance in the developing world; law and critique; law and society in Southeast Asia; law and society in South Asia; law and in the Middle East and North Africa; law, institutions and political economy of transition; migration, gender and the law in South East Asia and beyond; modern Chinese law and institutions; religion and comparative constitutionalism; sociological approaches to law; childhood, politics and law.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM 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