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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

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Course Summary

The LLM (Master in Laws) allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a wide range of subjects and perspectives, including comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including banking, copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. 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 taught modules equivalent to four full units. The dissertation will be worth an additional two full units, and complete the LLM programme.

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. A complementary subject may be chosen in substitution for either a full or a half-subject. Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary according to the extent to which the research component of each module is to be stressed.

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-18

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Full time


1 year

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The aim of this module is to examine from a comparative perspective methods of resolving disputes other than by means of adjudication. Particular attention is given to the central processes of negotiation and mediation. In many jurisdictions around the world, entrenched approaches to dispute resolution are under re-examination, and students are therefore encouraged to develop a broad, cross-cultural view of the relevant issues. The module considers both the jurisprudential and practical dimensions of the problems addressed.

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

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

University information

SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. 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...more

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