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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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 modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision. With permission of the LLM tutor, students will be entitled to select one complementary subject or the equivalent from comparable Master’s module at SOAS including appropriate language module.

In this course a complementary subject may be chosen in substitution for either a full or a half-subject. It is expected that all students will graduate with an LLM in law. It is possible, however, for students wishing to graduate with a ‘specialist’ degree, to do so by way of opting to take three or more modules from the relevant subject groupings below. In each case, the student must undertake a dissertation in that subject grouping.

Different course options

Full time | School of Oriental and African Studies | 1 year | SEP-17

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-17

Modules

This module critically explores the different theoretical perspectives of the relationship between Human Rights and Islamic law and examines the practices of some relevant Muslim-majority States in that regard. We will examine relevant theoretical and conceptual issues relating to the nature of both human rights and Islamic law respectively. This will include a critical analysis of the theoretical foundations of human rights, its sources, contents and implementation, in relation to the nature, sources and methods of Islamic law, and its role, application and influence in Muslim-majority States. We will then identify the areas of common grounds and conceptual differences between the two systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,890

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course

£19,475

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law.

University information

SOAS University of London is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a taught or research degree. The university specialises in the languages, culture and societies of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Research and teaching covers: democracy, development, human rights, migration, identity, economic, financial and legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change, amongst other...more

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