M.A. Islamic Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP12600 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
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The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

All teachers on courses offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners in their specialised fields.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • ( General

    General deadline, applies to everyone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP 17500 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP 12600 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Part Time 2 Years
  • EU: £6,300
  • Overseas: £8,750
Part Time 3 Years
  • EU: £4,200
  • Overseas: £5,835
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Full Course Units (1.0)
  • Critical Jurisprudence in Islamic Law and Society - 15PLAC176 (1 Unit)
  • Human Rights and Islamic Law - 15PLAC150 (1 Unit)
  • Islamic Law - 15PLAC121 (1 Unit)
  • Law and Society in the Middle East and North Africa - 15PLAC130 (1 Unit)
  • Law of Islamic Finance - 15PLAC159 (1 Unit)
Half Course Units (0.5)
  • Economic Approaches to Law - 15PLAH030 (0.5 Unit)
  • Foundations of Comparative Law - 15PLAH031 (0.5 Unit)
  • Religion & Comparative Constitutionalism - 15PLAH052 (0.5 Unit)
  • Sociological Approaches to Law - 15PLAH032 (0.5 Unit)
Dissertation (1.0)
  • Dissertation in Law - 15PLAC999 - (1 Unit)

English Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline.

English language requirements

In 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

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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