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Islamic Law

SOAS University of London

12 months
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23680 GBP/year
16400 GBP/year
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About

The LLM Islamic Law at SOAS University of London allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, and human rights, and in different jurisdictions, as well as law in its relationship to society in the Middle East and North Africa. 

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Overview

The LLM Islamic Law at SOAS University of London may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme, but have the option of pursuing a specialised LLM.

All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field.

Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners in their specialised fields.

Why You?

The programme provides required expertise for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Islamic law or in law-related careers focused on Muslim majority countries or contexts. This expertise is much sought after in law, finance and media, international organisations and government.

Many students in the SOAS School of Law take at least one of the modules in this programme because of the way in which the substance of core modules engages with critical areas of law that are increasingly a focus of practitioners and policy makers. The LLM in Islamic Law offers a unique insight into the richness of the subject matter that will compel your attention to the complexities of historical and current interpretations, usages and repertoires of this most exciting set of laws, legal systems and legal processes.

Subject-based Practical Skills

The programme will help students develop the ability to:

  • Write clear research essays and dissertations.
  • Research in a variety of specialised research libraries and institutes and online, and retrieve, sift and select information from a variety of sources.
  • Present seminar papers and defend the arguments therein.
  • Discuss ideas introduced during seminars.
  • Develop essay and dissertation research questions.
  • Read legal source materials rapidly and critically.
  • Present legal arguments in moots and debates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Rights and Islamic Law
  • Islamic Law in Global Financial Markets
  • Gender, Law and Society in The Middle East and North Africa
  • Palestine, Resistance, and the Law
  • Business and Human Rights in the Global Economy
  • International laws on the use of force

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

a dissertation (60 credits) and 120 credits of taught modules

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
    • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
    • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23680 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time 2 Years:

  • UK: £8,200/year
  • Overseas: £11,840/year

Part Time 3 Years:

  • UK: £5,460/year
  • Overseas: £7,890/year

Part Time 4 Years (LLM only):

  • UK: £4,100/year
  • Overseas: £5,640/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

SOAS Master's Scholarships

International Postgraduate Scholarship – The Americas 2020-21

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Middle East and North Africa

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan and South Korea

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe

International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia

International Postgraduate Scholarship - Sub-Saharan Africa

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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