Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This programme 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.

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 core 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.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Department
+44 (0)207 955 6613