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BA in Anthropology and Law

Programme Code: UBANLL2

Department: Anthropology

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Three-year classification scheme for BA/BSc degrees for all students from the 2018/19 academic year

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

See note

LSE100 The LSE Course

Year 1

Paper 1

AN100 Introduction to Social Anthropology (1.0)

Paper 2

AN101 Ethnography and Theory: Selected Texts (1.0)

Paper 3

LL106 Public Law (1.0)

Paper 4

LL105 Property I (0.5) and LL109 Introduction to the Legal System (0.5)

Skills course

LL100 Foundational Legal Skills (0.0) A

Year 2

Paper 5

AN226 Political and Legal Anthropology (1.0)

Paper 6

LL108 Criminal Law (1.0)

Paper 7

LL104 Law of Obligations (1.0)

Paper 8

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following: B

Anthropology Selection List A

Anthropology Selection List B

Year 3

Paper 9

LL232 Law and Institutions of the European Union (1.0)

Paper 10

LL275 Property II (1.0)

Paper 11

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

Law Selection List

Paper 12

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following: C

Anthropology Selection List A

Anthropology Selection List B

Anthropology Selection List C


LSE100 is a half unit taken by all students, running across Michaelmas and Lent Terms in the first year. The course provides one of the marks that is eligible to be included in the calculation of the First Year Average for purposes of classification.

Anthropology Selection List A

AN205 The Anthropology of Melanesia (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)

AN221 The Anthropology of Christianity (0.5) #  (not available 2021/22)

AN223 The Anthropology of Southeast Asia (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)

AN237 The Anthropology of Development (0.5)

AN240 Investigating the Philippines - New Approaches and Ethnographic Contexts (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)

AN243 Children and Youth in Contemporary Ethnography (0.5) #  (not available 2021/22)

AN245 Borders and Boundaries: Ethnographic Approaches (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)

AN247 Anthropological Approaches to Questions of Being (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)

AN250 The Anthropology of South Asia (0.5) #

AN269 The Anthropology of Amazonia (0.5) #  (not available 2021/22)

AN275 The Anthropology of Revolution (0.5) #

AN276 Anthropology and the Anthropocene (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)

AN277 Topics in the Anthropology of sub-Saharan Africa (0.5) #

AN280 Public Anthropology (0.5) #

AN281 Health and Welfare: Anthropological Perspectives (0.5)

AN298 Research Methods in Social Anthropology (0.5)

Anthropology Selection List B

AN200 The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender (1.0)

AN256 Economic Anthropology (1): Production and Exchange (0.5)

AN357 Economic Anthropology (2): Transformation and Globalisation (0.5)

Anthropology Selection List C

AN301 The Anthropology of Religion (1.0) #

AN303 Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology (0.5) #

Law Selection List

LL201 Administrative Law (1.0)

LL202 Commercial Contracts (1.0) #

LL203 Law of Business Associations (Company Law) (1.0) #

LL204 Advanced Torts (1.0) #  (not available 2021/22)

LL205 Medical Law (1.0)

LL207 Civil Liberties and Human Rights (1.0)

LL210 Information Technology and the Law (1.0) #

LL212 Conflict of Laws (1.0)

LL221 Family Law (1.0)  (not available 2021/22)

LL233 Law of Evidence (1.0)

LL241 European Legal History (1.0)

LL250 Law and The Environment (1.0)  (not available 2021/22)

LL251 Intellectual Property Law (1.0)

LL257 Employment Law (1.0)

LL259 Legal and Social Change since 1750 (1.0)

LL272 Outlines of Modern Criminology (0.5)

LL278 Public International Law (1.0)

LL284 Topics in Sentencing and Criminal Justice (0.5)

LL293 Tax and Tax Avoidance (1.0)

LL295 Media Law (1.0)

LL300 Competition Law (1.0)

LL301 Global Commodities Law (1.0)

LL305 Jurisprudence (1.0)

LL342 International Protection of Human Rights (1.0) #


A : LL100 is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

B : No more than one unit taken under Papers 8 and 12 may be selected from Anthropology Selection List A.

C : No more than one unit taken under Papers 8 and 12 may be selected from Anthropology Selection List A.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

The qualifying law degree (QLD) is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training. Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree. Further information is available by emailling or accessing the Anthropology Department website.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to undergraduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the undergraduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the undergraduate summary page for future students.