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SOAS, University of London

Law and Development Studies

UCAS Code: LM91
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136-144

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Others in social studies
  • Law by area
Student score
82% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£23k HIGH
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB-AAA

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Department has an unrivalled concentration of specialists in the laws of Asian and African countries, with additional areas of expertise in the areas of comparative law, human rights, transnational commercial law, environmental law, international law and socio-legal method. Lecturers in the Department maintain close links with professional practice and frequently have first-hand knowledge of the latest developments in business, government and international organisations.

Modules

Law: modules include: criminal law; introduction to law and legal processes; legal systems of Asia and Africa; obligations 1 (contract); obligations 2 (tort); public law; law and institutions of contemporary China; European human rights law; EU law; Islamic law; law and society in Africa; law and society in South Asia; law of property; company law; comparative company law; comparative legal theory; conflict of laws; equity; law, multi-culturalism and intercultural human rights; independent study project; equity and offshore; family law; labour law; law and development; law, multiculturalism and intercultural human rights; public international law; independent study project on a selected legal topic. Development studies: modules include: development conditions and experience; comparative growth in Asia and Africa; introduction to economic analysis; theory and evidence in contemporary development; development and conflict; development communication; introduction to global forced migration studies; banking and finance in economic development; economics of developing countries; foreign trade and development; comparative and international politics; government and politics of China; government and politics of South Asia; government and politics of the Middle East; the state and politics in Africa; food securities and livelihoods; issues in borders and development; desert environments; third world political ecology; tropical forests in a changing environment.

SOAS, University of London

Students outside campus

Part of the University of London, SOAS is the world's leading institution for the study of a diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East. At SOAS, we have a tradition of creating change within our community and abroad, facilitating events and activities on everything from donkey conferences to international political debate to defending cleaners' rights...

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
33%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

42%
58%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

65%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
48% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
439 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into marketing and HR jobs, and employment rates are good in general – but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

54%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

65%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
68% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
36% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
0
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are legal associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are legal professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year– of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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