MA South East Asian Studies

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA South East Asian Studies

SOAS University of London

MA South East Asian Studies

Duration: One year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in South East Asian Studies provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions.

Students on the programme come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some come into the programme having acquired an interest in South East Asia during their undergraduate career or as a result of traveling in the region.

The programme also attracts mature students: some take the MA as a partial preparation for employment in the region; others, having lived in South East Asia for a number of years, seek to place their experience and impressions into a more structured, analytical framework.

Knowledge of a South East Asian language is not a pre-requisite for admission to this programme. However, all students on this programme are required to take a South East Asian language as one their modules.

Structure

Students take 180 credits, 60 of which are a dissertation and a 120 from taught modules. A maximum of 60 credits can be taken from one discipline and a minimum of three disciplines must be covered. All students on this programme are required to take a South East Asian language as one their modules. For students opting to take two language acquisition modules, only one of these can be at an introductory level.

Some disciplines such as politics, economics or social anthropology require an appropriate qualification (such as part of a first degree) if any of their modules are to be taken as the major subject.

Language Modules

Students must take 30 credits from the following list of SEA languages. A maximum of 30 credits only at the beginners level.

  • Burmese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC039 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Burmese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC045 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Burmese Language and Texts (PG) 15PSEC046 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC032 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC033 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC034 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 4 (PG) 15PSEC035 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Khmer (Cambodian) Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC043 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Thai Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC040 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Thai Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC041 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Thai Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC042 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Vietnamese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC036 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Vietnamese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC037 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Vietnamese Language and Texts (PG) 15PSEC051 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 1 (PG) 15PCHC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 2 (PG) 15PCHC011 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 3 (PG) 15PCHC009 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 4 (PG) 15PCHC012 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Sanskrit Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC294 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Sanskrit Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC306 (30 credits) Full Year

Anthropology

  • Culture and Society of South East Asia 15PANH066 (15credits) Term 2

Art and Archaeology

  • The Figure of the Buddha: Theory, Practice and the Making of Buddhist Art History 15PARH076 (15credits) Term 1
  • Issues in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art 15PARH083 (15credits) Term 2
  • (En)gendering Southeast Asia: Aesthetics and Politics of Sexual Difference 15PARH084 (15credits) Term 2
  • Monuments and sculpture of Angkor 15PARH071 (15credits) Term 1
  • Buddhist and Hindu Art of the Maritime Silk Route 15PARH057 (15credits) Term 1
  • Illustrated Manuscript Cultures of Southeast Asia 15PARH073 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Southeast Asia's Art Histories 15PARH087 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

Cinema

  • Genders and Sexualities in South East Asian Film 15PSEH011 (15credits) Term 2
  • (Post) Colonialism and Otherness in South East Asia on Screen 15PSEH010 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Post-crisis Thai Cinema (1997-2007) 15PSEH008 (15credits) Term 2
  • Vietnam on Screen (PG) 15PSEH014 (15credits) Term 2
  • Indonesia on Screen(PG) 15PSEH015 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

Economics (Major only)

  • The economic development of South East Asia 15PECC004 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Economics (Minor only)

Requires module convenor approval

  • Economic development of the Asia Pacific region 1 15PECC030 (15credits) Term 1
  • Economic development of the Asia Pacific region 2 15PECC031 (15credits) Term 2

History

  • Histories of Ethnicity and Conflict in South East Asia 1 - Making States and Building Nations 15PHIH011 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Histories of Ethnicity and Conflict in South East Asia 2 - Non-National Perspectives 15PHIH012 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Asian Wars: World War II and the End of Empire (1942-1960) 15PHIH038 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

International Studies and Diplomacy

  • Energy Policy in the Asia-Pacific 15PFFH011 (15credits) Term 2

Law (minor only)

  • Law and Society in Southeast Asia 15PLAH049 (15credits) Term 1
  • Islamic Law (MA/LLM) 15PLAC121 (30 credits) Full Year

Literature (appropriate language skills required)

  • Jawi and the Malay Manuscript Tradition (Masters) 15PSEH006 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Directed Readings in a South East Asian Language 15PSEH016 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

Literature (no language requirement)

  • The Urban/Rural Divide in South East Asian Literature 15PSEH012 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • War, Revolution, and Independence in South East Asia Literatures in Translation (Masters) 15PSEH009 (15credits) Term 1
  • English Literatures of South East Asia 15PSEH013 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Under Western Eyes: European Writings on South East Asia (PG) 15PSEH017 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

Music (minor only)

  • Aspects of Music and Religion in South East Asia 15PMUH017 (15credits) Term 2
  • Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (PG) 15PMUH018 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

Politics

  • Government and politics of modern South East Asia 15PPOC247 (30 credits) Full Year
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
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019