Law, Anthropology and Society, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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The Law, Anthropology and Society programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is intended for graduates with a good first degree in law or for graduates in anthropology and related disciplines who seek to study selected aspects of law and legal theory.


This Law, Anthropology and Society programme offered by London School of Economics and Political Science is jointly run by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Law, and is administered in the Department of Anthropology. It offers the following benefits:

  • Situated in the only institution devoted solely to the social sciences in the UK, the Anthropology and the Law Departments are distinguished by the research of their faculty and by their exceptionally international student recruitment.
  • The programme offers an excellent and intensive introduction to the aspects of anthropological and social theory essential to the analysis of law in society.
  • This interdisciplinary programme forms part of LSE's innovative graduate teaching and research in legal and social science theory.
  • The programme provides an ideal preparation for practical or research work on law in the context of social relations.
Programme details

Scheduled teaching normally includes six hours of seminars per week (depending on options selected), supplemented by regular academic tutorials.

The programme offers a foundation in those elements of anthropological and socio-legal theory essential to an understanding of law in society, and provides training in appropriate research methods. The programme achieves this through: a compulsory course combining lectures, classes and an innovative research seminar; the supervised crafting of an individual programme of two further courses in law or anthropology (or exceptionally another social science) selected according to the academic background and research interest of the student; and supervision of a dissertation.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses
  • Law in Society: A Joint Course in Law and Anthropology offers a foundation in those elements of anthropological and social theory essential to an understanding of law in society, drawing on anthropological themes and texts to develop an innovative perspective on contemporary legal norms and institutions
  • A 10,000 word Dissertation on a topic determined in consultation with the programme director.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 109

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Minimum entry requirement:

  • 2:1 in Law, or 2:1 Anthropology or related discipline with an interest in studying selected aspects of law and legal theory

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 19344 International
  • EUR 12504 EU/EEA


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