MA in Gender Studies with special reference to the Middle East
Duration: One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only)
Entry Requirements: Minimum Upper Second-class (2.1) honors degree (or equivalent). Overseas students may be asked to provide evidence of meeting English language requirements. Relevant professional and activist experience will be taken into account.
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
Who is this programme for?
The pathway caters for students who would like to obtain a critical lens to the current issues and debates within the study of gender in the Middle East and will appeal to both students who are interested in the relevant academic discussions and those who are interested in political and activist dimensions.
The MA Gender with special reference to the Middle East is our newest pathway degree yet and is introduced at a time when SOAS is celebrating its 100 years anniversary. Its main goal is to re-focus discussions related to gender and sexuality to the unique and rich region of the Middle East. This pathway coincides with the increased relevance of the Middle East to the disciplines of development and International Relations, in addition to its omnipresence in mainstream news and media.
This pathway degree is inter-disciplinary and combines a number of methodologies which include anthropological, legal, and economic approaches. Students are expected to submit weekly reaction papers, hold presentations in class and complete a 10,000 words dissertation. Students are strongly encouraged to engage with the center by initiating activities and sharing their thoughts with fellow students and staff alike.
The MA Gender with special reference to the Middle East consists of one calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only).
Students must take 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including core and option modules) and a 60 credit dissertation.
These are the core modules:
- Gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 15PGNC002 (30 credits) Full Year
- Gender in the Middle East 15PGNH001 (15credits) Term 1
- Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East 15PGNH012 (15credits) Term 2 - Gender in the Middle East (15PGNH001) is a pre-requisite for this course.
- Dissertation in gender studies 15PGNC999 (60credits) Full Year
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Last updated May 7, 2018