MSc Development Studies (Palestine Pathway)

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MSc Development Studies (Palestine Pathway)

SOAS University of London

MSc Development Studies (Palestine Pathway)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two (part-time, daytime only) 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.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Subjects Preferred: Social Science

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

Applicants apply for the MSc Development Studies programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required for this pathway (see Structure tab).

We welcome applications from those who have worked in a broad field of development, but also from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in, and understanding of, development issues in Palestine.

Students taking the Palestine Pathway will develop a specialist understanding of Development Studies in the context of Palestine. Development issues in Palestine are a major focus of NGO and international organisations that work in the Middle East. SOAS' recognised strengths in this area, including the establishment of the Centre for Palestine Studies, makes this a unique and exciting opportunity for those interested in Palestine.

Structure

Students must take 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including core and option modules) and a 60 credit dissertation.

Applicants apply for and will be formally enrolled on, the MSc Development Studies programme. Students wishing to follow the Palestine Pathway will take two core modules ‘Political Economy of Development’ and ‘Theory, Policy and Practice of Development’, two modules specific to Palestine and a dissertation (which must be written on a Palestine-related topic). In addition, students have a choice of option modules.

If the following combination of modules has been successfully completed, students may request that the following specialism appears on their final degree transcript: 'MSc Development Studies with special reference to Palestine'

Please note that not all option modules may run every year. Modules at other institutions (intercollegiate) are not part of the approved programme structure.

Part-time study

Students can take this programme part-time over 2 or 3 years. Students usually complete their core modules in Year 1 and their option modules and dissertation in subsequent years.

Core Modules

Students take the following FIVE core modules:

  • Political Economy of Development 15PDSC002 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Theory, policy and practice of development 15PDSC001 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies I: History and Politics 15PNMH006 (15credits) Term 1
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies II: Culture and Society 15PNMH007 (15credits) Term 2
  • Dissertation in Development Studies 15PDSC999 (60 credits) Full Year

Option Modules

Students choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the list below:

Anthropology and Sociology

  • Anthropological approaches to agriculture, food and nutrition 15PANH053 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Culture and Society of Near and Middle East 15PANH067 (15credits) Term 2
  • Ethnographic Research Methods 15PANH002 (15credits) Term 1

Gender Studies

  • Gender in the Middle East (MSc RID) 15PGNH004 (15credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • 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.
  • Gendering Migration & Diasporas 15PGNH002 (15credits) Term 2

History

History of Art and Archaeology

  • Islam and the West: Artistic and Cultural Contacts 15PARH034 (15credits) Term 2

Law

  • The Law of Armed Conflict 15PLAH022 (15credits) Term 1

Media Studies

  • Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications 15PMSH003 (15credits) Term 1

Music

  • Ethnicity, Religion and Gender in Middle Eastern Musical cultures 15PMUH024 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

Near and Middle East Studies

  • Arabic Critical Theory and Thought 15PNMC403 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Arabic Women's Writing: Theories and Practices 15PNMC411 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies I: History and Politics 15PNMH006 (15credits) Term 1
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies II: Culture and Society 15PNMH007 (15credits) Term 2
  • Film and Society in the Middle East 15PNMC230 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Israel and the Palestinians 15PNMC038 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Modern Palestinian Literature (PG) 15PNMC379 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Modern Trends in Islam 15PNMC228 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Social and Political Dimensions of Modern Arabic Literature 15PNMC347 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Zionist Ideology 15PNMC035 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Politics and International Studies

  • Islamic/Democratic Political Thought 15PPOC255 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
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 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
11,545 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £11,545; Full-time Overseas Fees: £19,730 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