MRes Politics with (Language)

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MRes Politics with (Language)

SOAS University of London

MRes Politics with (Language)

Duration: Two calendar years (full-time).

Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent).

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area specialism. It allows students to combine the study of politics with advanced methodological training in the social sciences and extensive study in an African/Asian/Middle Eastern language. As such, the programme provides two years of intensive language study at SOAS (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Swahili, etc.) along with two years of high-level social science methodology training at neighbouring Birkbeck College. Applicants are also invited to apply for ESRC funding to support a 2+3 programme of MRes/PhD study.

Structure

Year 1 - TWO courses from List A, ONE course (or TWO half-courses) from List B and ONE course (or TWO half-courses) from List C

List A - TWO Core Research Methods Modules (taught by Birkbeck College)

- Qualitative Social Research

- Quantitative Social Research

List B - ONE Language Module (or TWO 15 Credit modules) offered by the Faculty of Languages and Cultures (taught by SOAS)

Students should choose the language they wish to take from the list below. They should then make contact with the relevant Module Convenor during welcome week who will assess which level of module would be appropriate, and will advise re. changing module enrolments if necessary.

  • Amharic 1 (PG) 15PAFC130 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to Standard Modern Arabic 15PNMC032 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Bengali Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC303 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Burmese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC039 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 1 (PG) 15PCHC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hausa 1 (PG) 15PAFC136 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Hebrew (PG) 15PNMC392 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Hindi Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC295 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Indonesian Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC032 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Nepali Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC298 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Written Persian 15PNMC387 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Sanskrit Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC294 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Somali 1 (PG) 15PAFC132 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Swahili 1 (PG) 15PAFC140 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Thai Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC040 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Written Turkish 15PNMC386 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Urdu Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC300 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Vietnamese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC036 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Yoruba 1 (PG) 15PAFC134 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Zulu 1 (PG) 15PAFC128 (30 credits) Full Year

List C - ONE 30 Credit module or TWO 15 Credit modules offered by the Department of Politics and International Studies (taught by SOAS)

  • Government and politics of modern South Asia 15PPOC003 (30 credits) Full Year
  • State & society in Asia & Africa 15PPOC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International Politics of Africa 15PPOC009 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • State and society in the Chinese political process 15PPOC012 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Politics of Globalisation and Development in Asia and Africa 15PPOC017 (30 credits) Full Year
  • China and international politics 15PPOC018 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Comparative politics of the Middle East 15PPOC026 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International politics of the Middle East 15PPOC027 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics in Africa 15PPOC205 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics of modern South East Asia 15PPOC247 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International politics of East Asia 15PPOC251 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Taiwan's politics and cross-strait relations 15PPOC252 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Northeast Asian politics: Japan, Korea and Taiwan 15PPOC253 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Islam and politics 15PPOH006 (15credits) Term 2
  • Islam and political ideologies 15PPOH007 (15credits) Term 1
  • Political society in the Middle East 15PPOH008 (15credits) Term 1
  • Political violence 15PPOH009 (15credits) Term 2
  • Politics of resistance in the Middle East 15PPOH010 (15credits) Term 1
  • State and transformation in the Middle East 15PPOH011 (15credits) Term 2
  • International migration and diaspora politics 15PPOH012 (15credits) Term 1
  • Foreign Policy Analysis 15PPOH013 (15credits) Term 2
  • International theory 15PPOH014 (15credits) Term 1
  • Security governance 15PPOH015 (15credits) Term 1
  • Identity in International Relations 15PPOH016 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Conflict, rights and justice 15PPOH018 (15credits) Term 1
  • Violence, justice and the politics of memory 15PPOH019 (15credits) Term 1
  • Queer Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNH007 (15credits) Term 2
  • Comparative International Political Thought 15PPOH021 (15credits) Term 2
  • State and Society in Central Asia and the Caucasus 15PPOH022 (15credits) Term 1
  • Geopolitics and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus 15PPOH023 (15credits) Term 2
  • International Politics of Human Rights 15PPOH026 (15credits) Term 2
  • The Indian Ocean in World Politics 15PPOH032 - Not Running 2017/18
  • Political Thought on the Just Rebellion 15PPOH030 (15credits) Term 2
  • Approaches to Comparative Political Thought 15PPOH028 (15credits) Term 1
  • The Law & Politics of State Violence: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 15PPOH034 (15credits) Term 2
  • Islamic/Democratic Political Thought 15PPOC255 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Japan Unravelled 15PPOH033 - Not Running 2017/18
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Research 15PPOH035 (15credits) Term 2

Year 2 - ONE course (or TWO half-courses) from List D, ONE course (or TWO half-courses) from List E, ONE course from List F and the Dissertation in Politics with (language).

List D - ONE Language Course (or TWO half-courses) offered by the Faculty of Languages and Cultures (taught by SOAS)

Students should choose from the languages under list B above. The level of the Y2 language course will follow on from the level of course taken in Y1.

List E - ONE Course or TWO Half-Courses offered by the Department of Politics and International Studies (taught by SOAS)

Students should choose from the options under list C above. Courses taken in Y1 may not be taken again in Y2.

List F - ONE core research methods module (taught by Birkbeck College

- Masterclass in Social Research

Compulsory Dissertation (undertaken at SOAS)

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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