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SOAS University of London: Law

SOAS University of London
School of Law


The School of Law at SOAS specialises in the laws of Asian and African countries. From human rights to international trade and commerce, environmental law to development, we promise to enrich your understanding and prepare you for a career in a more integrated world.  You will join a community built on distinguished expertise and a passion for how the law can make a difference on the local, national and international stage. Our distinguished alumni include lawyers, judges, politicians, businessmen/women and activists throughout the world.

Postgraduate degrees include:

Real-world experience
All lecturers on modules offered at SOAS are specialists in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments as well as international and non-governmental organisations. Many also have professional experience as qualified practitioners.

London life
The student population at SOAS is extraordinarily diverse: students from all parts of the world come to SOAS to study law, bringing with them a unique range of experience and expertise, which frequently enlivens the learning experience. The School of Law is located in the heart of the university district in central London, close to a range of libraries (including our own world famous research Library and that of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) and ideally positioned for students to enjoy the range of academic and cultural activities that occur on a daily basis within London.

SOAS offers a diverse range of scholarships to help students finance their postgraduate studies.

International Postgraduate Merit Scholarships for postgraduate taught programmes in Law. Worth partial fee waiver of £2,500 based on academic merit achievement.

Visit SOAS University of London
Join us at one of our postgraduate open events to discover what makes studying at SOAS so special.

Meet us in your country or join us online
SOAS has a proud history of welcoming students from all around the world and is one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse places to study on the planet. Check out our current list of overseas events to discover if one is happening close to you or if you’re unable to meet us in person, join us online at one of our upcoming webinars.

SOAS and beyond
SOAS law graduates have pursued a wide range of careers ranging from legal practice as solicitors and barristers to careers in international organisations, business, marketing, the new economy as well as the civil service, academe and politics.

The SOAS Law Society and Bar Society, supported by the School of Law, also organise many events and legal skills workshops that are helpful to students in thinking about their future careers and in developing their practical skills as future lawyers. 

SOAS University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 2388






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