The legal area for master programs and postgraduate courses are addressed to graduates and young professionals with bachelor's or master's degree and passion for the law and jurisprudence. Typical students of these programs of specialization are in fact boys and girls who also wish to become men and women of success with a legal profession, choosing from different specializations related to company jurist, lawyer, magistrate or judge. Students usually attend both a theoretical stage and a period more practical, to be held often associated with law firms, notaries, consultants.
This programme provides a solid interdisciplinary social science formation in development theory and practice and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical analysis.
The MA in Islamic Law 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.
The development of this LLM specialisation will capitalise on the Centre for Gender Studies as a multi-faculty centre from 2012, allowing students to engage with contemporary gender theories alongside existing PG Law modules that engage issues in gender and women's rights.
The LLM in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East and North Africa.
The MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments.
The degree has been developed to meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work, in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs.
All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Development Economics will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth.
The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take courses equivalent to four full units.
The MA Postcolonial Studies Programme offers a focus on the historical relationships of power, domination and practices of imperialism and colonialism in the modern period (late nineteenth-century to the present) through the study of literature and culture
The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and Legal Theory on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
Postgraduate students gain linguistic and cultural expertise enabling them to continue in the field of research or to seek professional and management careers in the business, public and charity sectors.
The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states.
The MSc African Politics is a regional specialist MSc, aiming to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of one for the other) in Africa.
The LLM (Master in Laws) allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a wide range of subjects, like comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law , human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law.
This programme takes a critical political ecology frame and examines environmental policy and its intersections with development from a social justice angle.
The MSc in International Politics might be classified as a disciplinary MSc. In it, the objective is to give the student the opportunity to undertake a rigorous training in political theory, with special reference to the study of politics outside Europe and America.
The MA in International and Comparative Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, commercial law, human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law.
The degree has been developed to meet the needs of both development practitioners and researchers on international development, including those wishing to pursue an MPhil/PhD in International Development.
The MA offers the students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur'an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, and so provides a unique training in the translation of Islamic religious material.
The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, conflict resolution or diversity management