MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism

SOAS University of London

MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism

Please note that this degree will NOT be running in 2018/19

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent, e.g. 3.3 GPA or higher); other strong qualifications may be taken into account. Please note that admissions are suspended for 2017-18. Admissions for 2018-19 will resume in autumn 2017.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The degree is suitable for students with an interest in anthropological approaches to diverse aspects of tourism as a cultural force in the contemporary world, from sustainable development to cultural heritage. Our students come from all over the world, following BA study, a masters degree in another field, or work and travel experience. This combination of diverse backgrounds and skills creates a uniquely stimulating intellectual environment. Many of our graduates go on to a PhD; others pursue careers in research and consulting; NGOs; museums and other cultural institutions; travel-writing; alternative tourism enterprises; and government agencies.

Structure

The programme consists of 180 credits in total: 120 credits of modules and a dissertation of 10,000 words at 60 credits.

All students are expected to take the core and compulsory modules listed below, except for students with a previous Anthropology degree, who are not required to take the Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology module but may wish to select this as part of their 120 credits from the options lists.

All students must audit the compulsory module, Ethnographic Research Methods during term 1. This will not count towards the 180 credits. Students will be expected to attend only lectures and do not attend seminars or submit any assessments. Students may choose to take this module (worth 15 credits) as part of their 120 credits from the option lists.

All students will be required to take 30 credits from the Anthropology and Sociology options list.

The remaining credits can be selected from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology or relevant options from other departments or a language module. See below for a detailed programme structure.

Language Entitlement Programme:

Many students choose to pursue language study through the SOAS Language Entitlement Programme (LEP). Languages normally available include Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. Others may also be offered.

COMPULSORY MODULES

Students without a previous Anthropology degree are required to take all the compulsory modules, totalling 90 credits. Students with a previous Anthropology degree are not required to take the Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology module, totalled at 60 credits. All students are required to audit the Ethnographic Research Methods module. This will not count towards your 180 credits.

  • Dissertation in Anthropology and Sociology 15PANC999 (60 credits) Full Year
  • Ethnographic Research Methods 15PANH002 (15credits) Term 1
  • Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology 15PANC008 (30credits) Full Year

CORE MODULE

All students must take the core module worth 30 credits.

  • Anthropology of Travel and Tourism 15PANC098 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

OPTIONAL MODULES

Students with a previous Anthropology degree: 30 credits of your programme must be selected from the Anthropology and Sociology list. All students can select the remaining 60 credits from Anthropology and Sociology or other departments a language module.

Anthropology and Sociology

  • African and Asian Cultures in Britain 15PANH009 (15credits) Term 2
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World 15PANH010 (15credits) Term 1
  • Anthropological approaches to agriculture, food and nutrition 15PANH053 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Anthropology of Globalisation (PG) 15PANH061 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Anthropology of Human Rights (PG) 15PANH058 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Anthropology of Law 15PANH056 (15credits) Term 2
  • Comparative Media Theory 15PANH028 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of East Africa 15PANH063 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of China 15PANH062 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of Japan 15PANH065 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of Near and Middle East 15PANH067 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of South Asia 15PANH064 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of South East Asia 15PANH066 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of West Africa 15PANH068 (15credits) Term 2
  • Directed Practical Study in the Anthropology of Tourism 15PANH060 (15credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Ethnographic Research Methods 15PANH002 (15credits) Term 1
  • Issues in Mind, Culture and Psychiatry 15PANH032 (15credits) Term 2
  • Issues in Anthropology and Film 15PANH022 (15credits) Term 1
  • Issues in the Anthropology of Gender 15PANH024 (15credits) Term 2
  • Media Production Skills 15PANH050 (15credits) Term 2
  • Perspectives On Development 15PANH033 (15credits) Term 1
  • Religions on the move: New Currents and Emerging Trends in Global Religion 15PANH055 (15credits) Term 1
  • Therapy and Culture 15PANH027 (15credits) Term 1
  • Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology 15PANC008 (30credits) Full Year

OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Africa

  • Curating Africa: African Film and Video in the Age of Festivals 15PAFH010 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

Centre for Media Studies

  • Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication 15PMSH007 (15credits) Term 1

Development Studies

  • Environment, Governance and Development 15PDSH050 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

History of Art and Archaeology

  • Diaspora Contexts and Visual Culture 15PARH042 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Representing Conflict: A Cross-Cultural and Inter-Disciplinary Approach 15PARH039 (15credits) Term 2

Music

  • Aspects of Music and Religion in South East Asia 15PMUH017 (15credits) Term 2
  • Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival 15PMUH011 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) 15PMUH016 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (PG) 15PMUH018 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Music Business (Masters) 15PMUH003 (15credits) Term 2

Politics and International Studies

  • The Indian Ocean in World Politics 15PPOH032 - Not Running 2017/18

Religions and Philosophies

  • Colonialism and Christian Missions in Africa: Readings from the Archives 15PSRH043 (15credits) Term 2

South Asia

  • Culture and Conflict in the Himalaya 15PSAC291 (30credits) Full Year

South East Asia

  • (Post) Colonialism and Otherness in South East Asia on Screen 15PSEH010 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,225 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,225; Full-time Overseas Fees: £18,980 per academic year
Information
Deadline
June 30, 2019
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline June 30, 2019
End date Sept. 1, 2020
Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline June 30, 2019
End date Sept. 1, 2020