MSc Programme overview
This programme draws on the
established strengths of the Department of Law and the Department of
Anthropology. Both departments are rated in the highest category in the
UK for their teaching. For the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Law
department was rated the top Law faculty in the UK for the quality of
its research while the Anthropology department obtained the highest
percentage of 4* submissions – the highest ranking.
Both departments rank alongside
the most highly rated departments in the subjects worldwide and have
important relationships with professional and regulatory bodies.
The staff in the Department of
Law and the Department of Anthropology make editorial contributions to
top national and international journals as well as producing leading
monographs and textbooks in their areas. They have pioneered many of the
areas that are taught as part of this degree.
This is a fulltime, 12 month
interdisciplinary programme aimed at students interested in developing
cross-cultural perspectives on law and who wish to go on either to
undertake further research in the area, or to develop their interest in
an area of professional legal practice. It consists of four units
composed of three taught courses and a supervised dissertation. The
compulsory core course –
LL4E8 Law in Society - develops and introduces a range of
theoretical, political, and practical perspectives on law, two further
courses chosen from a range of options offered by the Departments of Law
and Anthropology, and
LE4E9, a 10,000 word dissertation due at the start of September.
MSc Programme benefits
An elite international student
body selected by a highly competitive admissions criteria.
Provides a unique
interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and anthropological
Attracts a stimulating range of
students with diverse backgrounds including: Law, Anthropology,
Philosophy, Politics, Languages and Journalism
The programme enhances a wide
range of career paths including policy, research and communications
roles within local and national government, charities and development
NGOs, advertising, marketing and public relations and the media.