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Can a law graduate at SOAS apply to MSc Politics and International Relations at soas?

Can someone who holds an LLB (without senior status) or a BA at SOAS apply to a master's coarse at Soas for: MSc Politics and International Relations or would I need to take a different route?
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Reply 1
Original post by bwidyugwduy232
Can someone who holds an LLB (without senior status) or a BA at SOAS apply to a master's coarse at Soas for: MSc Politics and International Relations or would I need to take a different route?

Taken from the SOAS website for the MSc Politics and International Relations course:

Entry requirements
We will consider all applications with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher in a relevant subject.

Law would be considered a relevant subject here, so the answer to your question is yes, regardless of whether you hold an LLB or a BA in law.
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Original post by bibachu
Taken from the SOAS website for the MSc Politics and International Relations course:
Entry requirements
We will consider all applications with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher in a relevant subject.
Law would be considered a relevant subject here, so the answer to your question is yes, regardless of whether you hold an LLB or a BA in law.

Thanks a lot for your reply,

One more thing

I have picked the BA/BSc Business, Management, Economics & Law with Foundation Year course at Soas as an insurance choice and I've been wondering if I can do any course after completion (like for example international relations) or only one of the degrees I would've studied during the foundation year

On the website it says:

Progression is possible onto all other undergraduate programmes in the School, subject to availability, including the LLB (but excluding the Senior Status LLB) and all BA Joint Law and another subject programmes (but excluding BA History of Art (Asia, Africa and Europe)).

What threw me off is the BA History of Arts bit as well as some other people who told me otherwise. I appreciate all replies and responses and look forward to reading them
Reply 3
Original post by Anonymous
Thanks a lot for your reply,
One more thing
I have picked the BA/BSc Business, Management, Economics & Law with Foundation Year course at Soas as an insurance choice and I've been wondering if I can do any course after completion (like for example international relations) or only one of the degrees I would've studied during the foundation year
On the website it says:
Progression is possible onto all other undergraduate programmes in the School, subject to availability, including the LLB (but excluding the Senior Status LLB) and all BA Joint Law and another subject programmes (but excluding BA History of Art (Asia, Africa and Europe)).
What threw me off is the BA History of Arts bit as well as some other people who told me otherwise. I appreciate all replies and responses and look forward to reading them

No worries.

If the website is telling you that they do not allow progression onto the BA History of Art, it’s better to believe this than rumours from others. Sometimes universities change their policies if a course is too popular one year, so this may be the case here. If you are still in doubt, I would recommend asking the department whether transferring from your foundation year to their course is possible and what the conditions for this may be. Otherwise, progression onto any other course would be possible according to the information from the website, so if you wanted to study politics and international relations, as long as you meet the requirements, you would be allowed onto the course.
Original post by Anonymous
Thanks a lot for your reply,
One more thing
I have picked the BA/BSc Business, Management, Economics & Law with Foundation Year course at Soas as an insurance choice and I've been wondering if I can do any course after completion (like for example international relations) or only one of the degrees I would've studied during the foundation year
On the website it says:
Progression is possible onto all other undergraduate programmes in the School, subject to availability, including the LLB (but excluding the Senior Status LLB) and all BA Joint Law and another subject programmes (but excluding BA History of Art (Asia, Africa and Europe)).
What threw me off is the BA History of Arts bit as well as some other people who told me otherwise. I appreciate all replies and responses and look forward to reading them

Hi there!
There are two pathways for Foundation year at SOAS, the BA/BSc Business, Management, Economics & Law pathway which is aimed at those looking to progress into those areas and the BSc Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities pathway which is the pathway I took myself.

Successful completion (passing) of the Foundation Year allows for progression onto all Undergraduate courses with two exceptions.
1. Senior status LLB 2. BA History of Art (Asia, Africa and Europe).

There are two BA History of Art courses at SOAS, the standard BA History of Art course is available for progression from the foundation year but the BA History of Art (Asia, Africa and Europe) is taught in collaboration with UCL and so is not available for progression. Hope that makes sense!

The general structure of both foundation years in the same, however the course exposure differs slightly between the two. I took the BSc Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities pathway and progressed onto a BA Japanese and International Relations. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Caera, Final Year BA Japanese and International Relations

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