MA Taiwan Studies

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Taiwan Studies

SOAS University of London

MA Taiwan Studies

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

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

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The SOAS MA programme in Taiwan Studies is the first postgraduate degree focussing on contemporary Taiwan in the English speaking world. It provides an unrivalled programme of advanced interdisciplinary courses on Taiwan’s politics, society and culture, film, rights and law, and languages. SOAS is the world’s leading centre for the study of Taiwan. Each year its Centre of Taiwan Studies runs a very vibrant series of academic events, film screenings, concerts and conferences that are designed to create a unique environment for the study of Taiwan.

Why study Taiwan?

Taiwan occupies a critical geo-strategic position in the Asia-Pacific Region and the development of its relationship with Mainland China, as well as the countries of North East and South East Asia is already an important shaping influence on economic and political developments throughout the region. Analysis of the development experience of contemporary Taiwan serves to highlight a unique, but a transferable model of economic growth, social transformation and political modernisation.

Structure

Students take 180 credits, 60 of which are a dissertation and a 120 from taught modules. Students should follow the programme structure set out below.

Compulsory Modules

Students must take the taught module listed below and choose ONE dissertation.

  • Taiwan's politics and cross-strait relations 15PPOC252 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Dissertation in Political Studies 15PPOC999 (60 credits) Full Year
  • Dissertation in the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia 15PCHC999 (60 credits) Full Year

Compulsory - List A

Students must take 30 credits from List A. You may choose more.

  • Culture and Society of Taiwan 15PCHH003 (15credits) Term 1
  • Modern Film from Taiwan and the Chinese Diaspora 15PCHH002 (15credits) Term 1
  • Law, Rights and Society in Taiwan 15PLAH058 (15credits) Term 2

List B Options

Students must choose 45 credits from this list.

Anthropology and Sociology

  • Culture and Society of China 15PANH062 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of Japan 15PANH065 (15credits) Term 1

Economics

  • 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

  • Knowledge and Power in Early Modern China 15PHIH024 (15credits) Term 1
  • Japanese Modernity I 15PHIH013 (15credits) Term 1
  • Japanese Modernity II 15PHIH014 (15credits) Term 2

Language

  • Elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese) (PG) 15PCHC007 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC009 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC010 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC011 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Advanced Japanese: Contemporary Topics (PG) 15PJKC012 (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
  • Special Course in Chinese: Reading Classical and Literary Chinese (PG) 15PCHC010 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Chinese for business and management 15PCHC020 (30 credits) Full Year

Law

  • Law, Rights and Society in Taiwan 15PLAH058 (15credits) Term 2
  • Modern Chinese Law and Institutions 15PLAC139 (30 credits) Full Year

Literature

  • Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 15PCHC002 (30 credits) Full Year

Media Studies

  • Japanese Post-War Film Genres and the Avant-Garde 15PJKH008 (15credits) Term 2
  • Modern Chinese Film and Theatre (MA) 15PCHH001 (15credits) Term 2

Music

  • Pop and Politics in East Asia (Masters) 15PMUH014 (15credits) Term 1
  • Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) 15PMUH016 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

Politics

  • International politics of East Asia 15PPOC251 (30 credits) Full Year
  • China and international politics 15PPOC018 (30 credits) Full Year
  • State and society in the Chinese political process 15PPOC012 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Northeast Asian politics: Japan, Korea and Taiwan 15PPOC253 (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
Information
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