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.
Compulsory course: Law in Society. Two courses from: Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Regulating New Medical Technologies; Modern Legal History; Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice; Comparative Law: Theory and Practice; Law and Social Theory; Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography; The Anthropology of Religion; The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender; The Anthropology of Industrialisation and Industrial Life; Anthropology of Human Rights. Students with a first degree in law must take at least one course in anthropology; many others. Students with a first degree in social science must take at least one course in law. 10,000-word dissertation.