United Kingdom, London

English Law in the global context

when 4 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1450

This course provides students with an introduction to the skills required to undertake legal research, through a unique presentation of national, regional and international legal issues. Through focusing on English law and its relationship to larger global legal structures students are able to develop insight into the changing nature of legal relationships and the increased relevance and importance of non-national laws to domestic lawyers.

Topics covered include human rights law, torture, criminal law, property law and the crime of aggression. Students will learn to develop core legal writing and research skills while obtaining a unique insight into how English law contributes to and is influenced by international and transnational law.

Course leader

Dr Gina Heathcote and Emily Jones

Target group

Current students, professionals + leisure learners

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Understanding the relationship between different legal orders: national, transnational and international
Be able to discuss and analyse the different jurisdictional consequences for states and individuals
Develop skills in legal writing and research, including correct citation methods and awareness of treaties, legislation, case law and soft laws
To develop an understanding of specific types of laws and examples of how the law has been used to protect different interests and rights

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.

Fee info

GBP 1450: Tuition
A tuition fee of £1450 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.

Application fee
A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.

An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2016.
15% discount for SOAS Alumni.
20% discount for current SOAS students.
Other discounts are available for partner institutions and groups, please contact us for further information.

Accommodation is available at an extra fee of £700 for 20 nights. For more details of how to reserve a room please our accommodation page.


SOAS, University of London offers a limited number of scholarships. Please check the website for full details