The SOAS University of London, School of Law is listed in the top ten law schools in the United Kingdom, after rising 20 places in the recent Guardian University Guide 2015.
The School of Law scored very highly with its student satisfaction rates: teaching (90.8%); feedback (74%); courses (87%). The School of Law also increased its ranking with the Complete University Guide 2015 where it rose 13 places compared to last year. This was the best percentage increase compared to any other Law School in the UK.
The School of Law at SOAS has unrivalled expertise in comparative law (China, Africa, South and South-East Asia, and the Middle East), complemented by specialists in international and transnational law, human rights, transnational commercial law, environmental law and socio-legal method.
A recent addition to the extensive range of law courses available from SOAS is a new postgraduate degree MA Gender Studies and Law.
The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS is a unique programme. Jointly housed by the Centre for Gender Studies and the School of Law, the programme offers the specialised study of gender and law in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory.
In terms of gender theory, the course offers a solid foundation with sufficient breadth and depth to facilitate a range of specialist pathways, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS.
MA Gender Studies and Law will appeal to those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with legal knowledge; and those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies and Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies.