UCAS code: ML16 BA/AnthLaw
Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B
International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level
Other qualifications are considered
For further details see lse.ac.uk/ugAdmissionsCriteria
Applications 2012: 87
First year students 2012: 14
You will take courses to the value of four units in the first year, equally divided between anthropology and law, to give you a balanced grounding in both subjects.
In the second year you must take the core courses of Political and Legal Anthropology, Criminal Law and Law of Obligations. Political and Legal Anthropology explores fundamental questions about how a wide range of societies handle conflict, dispute, violence and the establishment and maintenance of forms of political and legal order. For the remaining unit you can choose anthropology courses from a list of approved options. These include the core courses from the BA/BSc in Social Anthropology (Kinship, Sex and Gender; Economic Institutions and their Social Transformations; Anthropology of Religion; Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology) as well as ethnographic and thematic option courses, the availability of which varies from year to year.
The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender considers the varied ways in which the family, kinship, personhood, femaleness and maleness, birth and sex are understood in different cultures. The Anthropology of Economic Institutions and their Social Transformations examines the institutions of pre-market and market economies and their transformation as a result of state policies, development initiatives and incorporation into the global market. The Anthropology of Religion examines the differences between local religious practices and world religions, explores the reasons why ritual is so central to the organisation of cultural life, looks at the character of particular cosmologies and symbolic schemes, analyses the logic of some non-western systems of thought and philosophy, and considers the relationship between religion and modernity. Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology goes deeply into the roots of modern theory in social anthropology, it examines structuralism, feminism, Marxism and postmodernism, and addresses contemporary perspectives and debates.
In the third year you must take Law and Institutions of the European Union and Property II. For the remaining two course units you may again choose from the list of approved options, one course unit each from law and anthropology.
(* half unit)
Anthropology full unit courses (offered every year)
Anthropology half unit courses (typically six are offered each year)
Law option courses