MA Religion in Global Politics

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Religion in Global Politics

SOAS University of London

MA Religion in Global Politics

Duration: 1 calendar year Part time: 2 or 3 calendar years. We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peace building or diversity management. It will also provide a solid basis from which to pursue doctoral study. The programme is intended to enable professional development in the area of ‘Religion and Politics’ as well to provide pre-doctoral research training in social scientific analyses of ‘Religion and Politics’.

Structure

You are required to take taught modules to the equivalent of 120 credits, and to submit a dissertation of 10,000 words (60 credits). A full module (30 credits) runs for the whole academic year; a half module (15 credits) runs for one term. Students may select a combination of full and half modules. The dissertation topic must be approved in advance by the Programme Convenor and must be on a topic connected with one of your taught modules. Dissertation training will be provided as part of the compulsory core module. Students may take other SOAS modules relevant to their studies that are not listed below but may do so only with the written approval of the Tutor of the relevant module, the Programme Convenor, and the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Students may be allowed to study for the MA on a part-time basis:

The part-time MA may be taken over two years, in which case the student takes two 30 credits (or equivalent 15 credits) in the first year, and two 30 credits (or equivalent 15 credits) and the dissertation in the second year.

Alternatively, it can be taken over three years, in which case the student can distribute the 120 credits evenly in each of the three years. The dissertation can be written in year two or three, but it is strongly recommended that this be undertaken in the final year of the degree. It must be submitted in September of the year in which the student registers for it.

Compulsory Courses

  • Dissertation in Religion in Global Politics 15PSRC987 (60credits) Full Year
  • Religion in Global Politics: Theories and Themes 15PSRC174 (30credits) Full Year

Taught Option Courses

NOTE: not all courses will be offered every year due to course rotation and alternation.

Full Units

  • Communication, Culture and Politics in the Middle East: Theoretical and Analytical Approaches 15PMSC005 (30credits) Full Year
  • Contemporary Islamism in South Asia: Readings in Sayyid Abu al-A'la Mawdudi 15PSRC170 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Culture and Conflict in the Himalaya 15PSAC291 (30credits) Full Year
  • Death and Religion 15PSRC162 (30credits) Full Year
  • Eastern and Orthodox Christianity 15PSRC055 (30credits) Full Year
  • History and Doctrines of Indian Buddhism 15PSRC059 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Human Rights and Islamic Law 15PLAC150 (30credits) Full Year
  • Iran: History, Culture, Politics 15PNMC405 (30credits) Full Year
  • Israel and the Palestinians 15PNMC038 (30credits) Full Year
  • Jainism: History, Doctrine and the Contemporary World 15PSRC024 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Modern Muslim Thinkers of South Asia 15PSRC169 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Modern Trends in Islam 15PNMC228 (30credits) Full Year
  • Muslim Britain: Perspectives and Realities 15PSRC158 (30credits) Full Year
  • Mystical Traditions 15PSRC068 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Non-Violence in Jain Scriptures, Philosophy and Law 15PSRC062 (30credits) Full Year
  • Religious Practice in Japan: Texts, Rituals and Believers 15PSRC071 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Taiwan's politics and cross-strait relations 15PPOC252 (30credits) Full Year
  • The Politics of Culture in Contemporary South Asia 15PSAC314 (30credits) Full Year
  • Zionist Ideology 15PNMC035 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Zoroastrianism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 15PSRC052 - Not Running 2017/18

Half Units

  • Aid and Development 15PDSH027 (15 credits) Term 1
  • African and Asian Cultures in Britain 15PANH009 (15 credits) Term 2
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World 15PANH010 (15 credits) Term 1
  • African Philosophy (PG) 15PAFH008 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Afrophone Philosophies (PG) 15PAFH009 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Anthropology of Globalisation (PG) 15PANH061 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Borders and Development 15PDSH023 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Buddhism in Tibet 15PSRH008 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Civil society, social movements and the development process 15PDSH001 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Colonial Conquest and Social Change in Southern Africa 15PHIH002 (15 credits) 5 Term 1
  • Colonialism and Christian Missions in Africa: Readings from the Archives 15PSRH043 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Colonialism, Empire and International Law 15PLAH025 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Comparative International Political Thought 15PPOH021 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Conflict, rights and justice 15PPOH018 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies I: History and Politics 15PNMH006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies II: Culture and Society 15PNMH007 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Diaspora Contexts and Visual Culture 15PARH042 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • East Asian Buddhist Thought 15PSRH018 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Encountering the Other: the Middle East during the Crusading Period 15PHIH037 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Gender and Development 15PDSH010 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Gender in the Middle East 15PGNH001 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law 15PGNH005 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Gender, law and the family in the history of modern South Asia 15PHIH030 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Gendering Migration & Diasporas 15PGNH002 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Historical Perspectives on Gender in Africa 15PHIH029 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Histories of Ethnicity and Conflict in South East Asia 1 - Making States and Building Nations 15PHIH011 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Histories of Ethnicity and Conflict in South East Asia 2 - Non-National Perspectives 15PHIH012 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • International Political Communication 15PMSH009 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Iran and the Persianiate world, 1400 to 1800 15PHIH042 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Iran and the Persianiate world, 1800 to 1979 15PHIH043 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Islam and the West: Artistic and Cultural Contacts 15PARH034 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Islam in South Asia 15PHIH044 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Japanese Modernity I 15PHIH013 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Japanese Modernity II 15PHIH014 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Judaism and Gender 15PSRH029 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Law & Critique 15PLAH053 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Law and Postcolonial Theory 15PLAH050 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications 15PMSH003 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Migration and Policy 15PDSH029 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Nationhood and Competing Identities in Modern China 15PHIH022 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Outsiders in Medieval Middle Eastern Societies: Minorities, Social Outcasts and Foreigners 15PHIH006 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Political Economy of Institutions 15PECC020 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Queer Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNH007 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Public Policy and Management: Perspectives and Issues 15PFMC094 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Religion, Nationhood and Ethnicity in Judaism 15PSRH030 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Religions on the move: New Currents and Emerging Trends in Global Religion 15PANH055 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Representing Conflict: A Cross-Cultural and Inter Disciplinary Approach 15PARH039 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Security 15PDSH020 (15 credits) Term 1
  • The Body and the Making of Colonial Difference in British India 15PHIH033 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Early Development of Islam: Emerging Identities and Contending View 15PHIH039 (15 credits) Term 2
  • The Great Tradition of Taoism 15PSRH036 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Holocaust in Theology, Literature and Art 15PSRH028 (15 credits) Term 1
  • The Making of the Contemporary World 15PHIH035 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Origin of Islam: Sources and Perspectives 15PHIH045 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media:Networking, Connectivity, Identity 15PMSH004 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Understanding Communal Violence in India since 1947 15PSRH052 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • War to Peace Transitions 15PDSH018 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Violence, justice and the politics of memory 15PPOH019 (15 credits) Term 1
This school offers programs in:
  • English


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