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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.7k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 20.1k / Year
  • 教授言語:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 30 6月 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 621pts.
  • Duration:
  • 12 月

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    Start of programme: Oct 2013 subject to approval

    The development of this LLM specialisation will capitalise on the Centre for Gender Studies as a multi-faculty centre from 2012, allowing students to engage with contemporary gender theories alongside existing PG Law modules that engage issues in gender and women's rights.

    Students are required to take a core course in Feminist Legal Theory, alongside units on the human rights of women, gender and migration and gender and armed conflict.

    Students combine the study of units specifically focused on gender and/or women's rights with the modules from the large list of law options available to LLM students at SOAS, allowing the student to tailor their programme to suit future goals.

    In taking this course, students should hope to develop an understanding of the role of gender as a tool for analysis and critical analytical skills in feminist legal methods.

    Students will also study the work of gender experts in contemporary institutions and situate contemporary legal reforms on women's rights and gender perspectives within feminist histories, while analysing the role of non-Western feminist actors and theories in leading future legal reform and gender perspectives.

    Students will take four full units including one or more from the LLM General List.

    LLM students are required to take: * Feminist legal theory - 15PLAH027 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1

    Plus the equivalent of at least ONE full unit from the list below: * Human rights of women - 15PLAC112 (1 Unit) - Full Year
    * Migration, gender and the law in South East Asia and beyond - 15PLAH023 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
    * Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law - 15PLAH035 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed. As an approximate comparison, an equivalent BA from a US university would have a Grade Point Average of either 3.3 or 3.5 depending on the awarding university. If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.English language requirementsIn order to ensure that SOAS students have a sufficient standard of English to study effectively, we require overseas students to submit evidence, during the application process, of their current level of proficiency.Score for Unconditional Entry * IELTS: Overall 7+ with at least 7 in all sub scores * TOEFL: iBT105+ with at least 25 in all sub scores * Pearson Test of English - Academic: Score of 75 or above with at least 70 in all sub scores English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 105 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Scholarships and Bursaries

    There are some scholarships and bursaries available for postgraduate students. These are very competitive and early application is advised.

    * The Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary (programme must include studying the history of the modern Arab world)
    * AKS Postgraduate Bursary (in Korean Studies)
    * Bernard Buckman Scholarship (MA Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students)
    * The Canon Collins Scholarships at SOAS. There are two scholarships available available in 2013-14 for study at SOAS. These scholarships are for Masters study in any subject field. Open a national of and resident in one of the following countries:
    Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The application process normally opens in December and closes in February, for study commencing in September the following year. Please go to the Canon Collins website and click "Apply for A Scholarship" and then "Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK" for further information on how to apply.
    * Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (for students from African Commonwealth countries)
    * D.G.Hall Scholarship (Taught Masters programmes at SOAS, for applicants holding a Burma/Myanmar passport)
    * Felix Scholarships (for Indian students)
    * Ferguson Scholarships (for African nationals from an African Country)
    * HSBC SOAS Scholarships (MA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying students)
    * Kamran Djam Scholarships (MA Iranian Studies)
    * Professor Stuart Wilson Scholarship (MA South East Asian Studies)
    * Standard Chartered Scholarships (for a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes. The programmes relate to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East/NorthAfrica)
    * Tibawi Trust Awards (for Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOAS)
    * SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Arts & Humanities - (for any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
    * SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Language & Cultures (for the full-time MA Gender Studies, MA Postcolonial Studies, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics & Language Pedagogy, MA Language, Documentation and Description, MA Translation Theory and Practice (Asian and African Languages)
    * SOAS Master's Scholarships- Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (for any full-time master's programmes in the Department of Development Studies, Economics, Law, Politics & International Studies and Financial & Management Studies)
    * Tallow Chandlers and M. W Beer scholarship (MA) (MA Anthropology of Food, for UK/EU fee paying students)
    * William Ross Murray Scholarship (LLM, for students from a developing country)

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