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MSc Law, Anthropology and Society

About the MSc programme

This MSc Law, Anthropology and Society draws on the established strengths of the Department of Law and the  Department of Anthropology. Both Departments rank alongside the most highly rated departments in the subjects worldwide and have important relationships with professional and regulatory bodies.

This interdisciplinary programme forms part of LSE's innovative graduate teaching and research in legal and social science theory. It offers an excellent and intensive introduction to the aspects of anthropological and social theory, essential to the analysis of law in society, and provides training in appropriate research methods. It is 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.

The compulsory course draws on anthropological themes and texts to develop an innovative perspective on contemporary legal norms and institutions. You will also be expected to choose courses to the value of two full units from a range of options in the Department of Law and/or in the Department of Anthropology.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Law, Anthropology and Society in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

The programme provides an ideal preparation for practical or research work on law in the context of social relations. It enhances a wide range of career paths including policy, research and communications roles within local and national government, charities, public relations and the media.


Application code: ML36 (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time only

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in law, anthropology or related discipline (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Law (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £13,008 (provisional EU); overseas £20,112

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016: 6/106