Human Rights Law at SOAS University of London - UCAS

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

The MA in Human Rights Law provides a specialisation in a constantly evolving area of law that covers a range of issues at the heart of major contemporary developments and debates. This programme offers a wide range of distinctive modules that combine a focus on core subjects in the field alongside a critical inquiry into the theory and practice of human rights law and related fields, particularly as they relate to the global South. Options include core international modules on international human rights law, international criminal law, international refugee and migration law, international humanitarian law, and justice, reconciliation and reconstruction in post conflict societies. The degree also offers singular modules on specific legal approaches, settings, and cross-cutting themes such as Human Rights and Islamic Law; Law, Rights & Social Change; Law, Human Rights and Peace-building: the Israeli-Palestinian case; Darfur: Anatomy of a Human Rights Emergency; and Human Rights of Women.


Feminist legal theory; human rights and Islamic law; human rights in the developing world; human rights of women; international human rights clinic; international labour law and equality rights; international protection of human rights; justice, reconciliation and reconstruction in post conflict societies; law, human rights and peace-building (the Israeli-Palestinian case); foundations of comparative law; gender, armed conflict and international law; international criminal law; international labour law; international law and global orders; law and human rights in China; law and post-colonial theory; migration, gender and the law in South East Asia and beyond; the law of armed conflict; dissertation.

Entry 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information
Human Rights Law at SOAS University of London - UCAS