SOAS University of London

Introduction

SOAS University of London

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

On the one hand, this means that SOAS scholars grapple with pressing issues - democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change - confronting two-thirds of humankind while at the same time remaining guardians of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK.

This makes SOAS synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London. We live in a world of shrinking borders and of economic and technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a world in which difference and regionalism present themselves acutely. It is a world that SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.

Our academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes us an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.

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Master

MMus Ethnomusicology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. [+]

MMus Ethnomusicology Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), usually in Music Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Theoretical and practical grounding in the discipline of ethnomusicology, as well as the opportunity to develop performance and ethnographic skills, regional expertise, and a deeper understanding of global music – just some of what you can expect to develop on the MMus Ethnomusicology. This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. You will study with the largest and most influential team of ethnomusicologists in the UK, who are experts in the musical traditions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Jewish world. You will be part of a thriving culture of performance, research and active engagement with music around the globe. The programme will suit those looking for a springboard into further research or employment in a range of music-related fields including journalism, industry, NGOs and education, and often serves as a conversion route for those trained predominantly in western music traditions. Structure The MMus programme involves taking three courses and writing a 11,000-word dissertation. In addition to these formal elements, students are expected to attend regular postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance ensemble classes and other activities. Course Detail The four... [-]

MMus Performance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. [+]

MMus Performance Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year. Part time: 2/3 calendar years. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), usually in Music Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. They acquire expert knowledge about performance and the geographical or stylistic region of their performance specialism. The performance component of the programme, in which students choose an Asian or African performance tradition, includes practice-based research. Students study the music of a particular region alongside performance theory training. Through a range of optional courses they pursue additional interests as well. The programme is particularly suited to performing musicians who wish to deepen and broaden their theoretical perspectives and musical horizons. Many former students have found their performance careers enhanced, while others have gone on to engage with their performance from more critical, academic perspectives, including MPhil/PhD research. Structure Students are required to take 4 units (one unit courses being two-terms in duration, while half unit courses are taught in one term only). In addition to these formal elements, students may attend postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance ensemble classes and other activities. Course Detail The formal elements of the MMus Performance programme are: Performance Theory (half unit) The compulsory core... [-]

MRes in Finance and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MRes in Finance and Management degree at SOAS is unique in two respects. First, it combines a broad based training in quantitative and qualitative research methods used in financial and management studies. Secondly, due to the research background of academics at SOAS and their regional expertise, the qualitative and quantitative research methods introduced can be applied in the context of developing and emerging economies. [+]

MRes in Finance and Management Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two calendar years (part-time) Subjects Preferred: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MRes in Finance and Management degree at SOAS is unique in two respects. First, it combines a broad based training in quantitative and qualitative research methods used in financial and management studies. Secondly, due to the research background of academics at SOAS and their regional expertise, the qualitative and quantitative research methods introduced can be applied in the context of developing and emerging economies. The programme is suitable for students with a background of BA or BSc level who wish to progress to undertake a PhD, but who do not already hold a Masters level qualification. It is also suitable for students who want to improve their qualitative and quantitative research methods skills, and for those whose Masters level degree did not contain significant research methods components. In many cases, students will wish to join a PhD programme after successfully completing the MRes in Finance and Management. Structure The MRes in Finance and Management has two components: Four core modules (2 units) Dissertation of 20,000 words on an approved topic (2 units) The 20,000-word dissertation is worth 50% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and select an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing months you should meet with... [-]

MSc

MSc African Politics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc African Politics is a regional specialist MSc, aiming to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of one for the other) in Africa. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work. [+]

MSc African Politics Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance. Start of programme: September intake only The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc African Politics is a regional specialist MSc, aiming to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of one for the other) in Africa. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work. Structure Students take taught courses to the value of 3 full units + dissertation: 1. ONE unit from A (compulsory) 2-3. TWO units from B, C or D. 4. Dissertation on some aspect of African Politics (compulsory). A. Compulsory Course: Government and politics in Africa - 15PPOC205 (1 Unit) - Full Year B. Full-Unit Politics Courses: Politics of Globalisation and Development in Asia and Africa - 15PPOC017 (1 Unit) - Full Year State & society in Asia & Africa - 15PPOC008 (1 Unit) - Full Year International politics of Africa - 15PPOC009... [-]

MSc Asian Politics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The expertise available in the Department enables students to concentrate on one of the sub-regions of Asia, (East Asia. South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia) should they choose to do so. Alternatively, they may follow a more comparative approach by selecting a mixture of units covering different sub-regions. [+]

MSc Asian Politics Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance. Start of programme: September intake only Containing 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia is the setting for many of the most important political issues in the world today. These issues include the rise of China and India, economic dynamism of the Asian-Pacific area, regional integration (ASEAN, SAARC, Shanghai Cooperation Organization), security hotspots (Korean Peninsula, Taiwan Straits, India-Pakistan, the ‘global war on terror’), democratic transition and consolidation, the survival of non-democratic regimes, and identity conflicts of ethnicity, religion and language. To understand these and other political processes, this MSc programme draws upon the concepts and methods of the sub-disciplines of comparative politics (political sociology and political economy) and international relations. The evidence from Asia will also reveal the relevance and limitations of the concepts and methods derived from North American/European settings and suggest ways in which they may be modified. The expertise available in the Department enables students to concentrate on one of the sub-regions of Asia, (East Asia. South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia) should they choose to do so. Alternatively, they may follow a more comparative approach by selecting a mixture of units covering different... [-]

MSc Comparative Political Thought

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme is designed for graduate students who wish to learn about the diverse strands of political thinking in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the different approaches to comparison in political thought. It is highly relevant to students who wish to embark on doctoral studies in the area of non-Western political thought. It is also relevant for practitioners working in or intending to work in governments, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups who wish to acquire deeper knowledge of ideas and values that inform political practices in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. [+]

The programme is designed for graduate students who wish to learn about the diverse strands of political thinking in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the different approaches to comparison in political thought. It is highly relevant to students who wish to embark on doctoral studies in the area of non-Western political thought. It is also relevant for practitioners working in or intending to work in governments, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups who wish to acquire deeper knowledge of ideas and values that inform political practices in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The MSc in Comparative Political Thought builds on SOAS’s wealth of regional expertise to offer a new approach to cross-regional comparison of political thinking. It reframes the study of political thought in Africa, Asia and the Middle East as a study of political ideas and political practices. The programme introduces students to the key approaches, debates, and questions in the emerging sub-discipline of comparative political thought. Covering a range of thinkers, traditions and texts, in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, it provides learning opportunities for students to compare ideas and values across regions and historical periods. The MSc in Comparative Political Thought will enable graduate students to undertake further advanced study and research in political thought, as well as enhance skills suitable for employment in multicultural and international professional contexts. For further details about course structure, duration, fees etc, please visit SOAS website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/msc-comparative-political-thought/ [-]

MSc Contemporary China Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc in Contemporary China Studies attracts students with diverse backgrounds and study/work experiences. Students may come from undergraduate degrees in various social science subjects such as Economics, Sociology, Social Policy, Geography, Politics, International Relations, Management and Anthropology. Previous undergraduate coursework on China is not a compulsory requirement for admission. Applications will be considered from those who have worked in NGOs, civil service, or similar fields. As research methodology training is a compulsory part of the core course, the programme may also serve well as a channel to a research degree on China (MPhil or PhD). [+]

MSc Contemporary China Studies Duration: One year Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This 12-month programme combines high quality postgraduate social science research training with a comprehensive study of contemporary China. The key features of this programme are: interdisciplinary teaching; social scientific study of China; contemporary Chinese society, defined broadly as post-1949; research methodology training that is relevant to the study of China (part of the core course); a language option which provides maximum flexibility to students who would like to improve Chinese language skills; an internship option which provides students with an opportunity to gain insights into China’s cultural and/or business environment. The MSc in Contemporary China Studies attracts students with diverse backgrounds and study/work experiences. Students may come from undergraduate degrees in various social science subjects such as Economics, Sociology, Social Policy, Geography, Politics, International Relations, Management and Anthropology. Previous undergraduate coursework on China is not a compulsory requirement for admission. Applications will be considered from those who have worked in NGOs, civil service, or similar fields. As research methodology training is a compulsory part of the core course, the programme may also serve well as a channel to a research degree on China (MPhil or PhD). Entry Requirements SOAS has general minimum entrance requirements for registration for a postgraduate taught degree. No additional requirements specific to the MSc Contemporary China Studies programme which can be taken with or without knowledge of a Chinese language. Structure Students on the programme take the... [-]

MSc Contemporary India Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Contemporary India Studies degree offers a critical, cutting edge study of present day India. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach and provides analytical training. [+]

MSc Contemporary India Studies Duration: 12 months (full-time); Two or three years (part-time) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MSc Contemporary India Studies degree offers a critical, cutting edge study of present day India. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach and provides analytical training. Students have the opportunity to choose to study contemporary India topics, issues and challenges in the following subjects: anthropology, cinema, culture, development studies, history, law, literature, politics, study of religions and languages. The MSc Contemporary India Studies programme: introduces students to recent topics, methods and debates in the study of India prepares students at an advanced level to pursue research interests allows students to opt in for language training in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Panjabi and Urdu The MSc Contemporary India Studies is based in the South Asia Institute which has an active schedule of events and seminars throughout the year and attracts renowned speakers and scholars not only from India but also internationally. Internship opportunity The MSc Contemporary India Studies degree offers students the opportunity to go on a 2-4 week work placement to India during the course of their studies, with placements provided through SOAS’ vibrant alumni network and the Careers Office. Opportunities for placements fall within three broad areas: NGOs and development; business and economics; and media and journalism. They are arranged through the Careers Office and administered by the South Asia Institute. The MSc Contemporary... [-]

MSc Development Economics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Development Economics will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must take three optional courses and complete a dissertation in an area of applied economics. [+]

Start of programme: September intake only All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Development Economics will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must take three optional courses and complete a dissertation in an area of applied economics. The objectives of the programme are: To enable students to apply the principles of economic analysis to the design of economic policy To teach postgraduates the technical and analytical skills to qualify them to practice as professional economists To enable practicing professional economists to improve and update their skills and knowledge To impart the skills and knowledge that enable students to progress towards PhD research Students will benefit from studying with experts in development economics within the Department. More broadly, students will benefit from the Department's Political Economy of Development seminar series and other open lectures offered in the School. All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing. For further information about this course including a timetable please see here: Preliminary maths and Statistics Course. For further details about duration, fees, and course structure, please visit SOAS website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/programmes/mscdevecon/ [-]

MSc Development Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme attracts applications from students with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds. 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. A good first degree in a social science is preferred. [+]

MSc Development Studies 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? The programme attracts applications from students with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds. 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. A good first degree in a social science is preferred. Development Studies is a dynamic field concerned with processes of change in the South - social and economic, political and cultural - and the major policy challenges they present to efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. This programme provides a solid interdisciplinary social science formation in development theory and practice and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical analysis. Highlights include: the meanings of development and the challenges it faces neoliberalism and its critiques industrialisation, labour and capital state failure, poverty and insecurity gender and class analysis NGOs, civil society and social movements globalisation, commodity chains and trade the agrarian question, peasantry and land The MSc programme’s emphasis on transferable analytical skills has been of... [-]

MSc Development Studies (Central Asia Pathway)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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

MSc Development Studies (Central Asia 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 Central Asia 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 Central Asia. Students taking the Central Asia Pathway will develop a specialist understanding of Development Studies in the context of Central Asia. Development issues in Central Asia are a major focus of NGO and international organisations that work in Central Asia. SOAS' recognised strengths in this area, including the establishment of the Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, makes this a unique and exciting opportunity for those interested in Central Asia. Structure Applicants apply for, and will be formally enrolled on, the MSc Development Studies programme. Students wishing to follow the Central Asia Pathway will take two core modules in Development... [-]

MSc Development Studies (Contemporary India Pathway)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students taking the Contemporary India Pathway will develop a specialist understanding of Development Studies in the context of Contemporary India. Development issues in Contemporary India are a major focus of NGO and international organisations that work in the India. SOAS' recognised strengths in this area, including the establishment of the SOAS South Asia Institute, makes this a unique and exciting opportunity for those interested in Contemporary India. [+]

MSc Development Studies (Contemporary India 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 Contemporary India 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 Contemporary India. Students taking the Contemporary India Pathway will develop a specialist understanding of Development Studies in the context of Contemporary India. Development issues in Contemporary India are a major focus of NGO and international organisations that work in the India. SOAS' recognised strengths in this area, including the establishment of the SOAS South Asia Institute, makes this a unique and exciting opportunity for those interested in Contemporary India. Structure Applicants apply for, and will be formally enrolled on, the MSc Development Studies programme. Students wishing to follow the Contemporary India Pathway will take two core modules in Development Studies (Political Economy of... [-]

MSc Development Studies (Palestine Pathway)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

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 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 in Development Studies (Political Economy of Development and Theory, Policy and Practice of... [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is distinctive in its commitment to provide training in both mainstream economics and heterodox alternative theories and methods, quantitative skills, and application to a variety of contemporary topics and global economic issues. This reflects one of our key institutional roles in leading the debates in political economy and pluralistic economics. It also places applied focus on policy engagements and their theory foundations, drawing on our strengths and expertise in those areas. [+]

This programme is distinctive in its commitment to provide training in both mainstream economics and heterodox alternative theories and methods, quantitative skills, and application to a variety of contemporary topics and global economic issues. This reflects one of our key institutional roles in leading the debates in political economy and pluralistic economics. It also places applied focus on policy engagements and their theory foundations, drawing on our strengths and expertise in those areas. This programme will equip you with the specialist knowledge required by international employers in both the business and public sectors; as well as providing rigorous foundations for those who wish to go on to research in economics at the PhD level. This programme is distinctive in its commitment to provide trainnig in both mainstream economics and heterodox alternative theories and methods, quantitative skills, and application to a variety of contemporary topics and global economic issues. This reflects one of our key institutional roles in leading the debates in political economy and pluralistic economics. It also places applied focus on policy engagements and their theory foundations, drawing on our strenghts and expertise in those areas. This programme will equip you with the specialist knowledge required by international employers in both the business and public sectors; as well as providing rigorous foundations for those who wish to go on to do research in economics at the PhD level. Teaching & Learning The MSc Economics consists of six core modules and two optional modules, each worth 15 credits. four of... [-]

MSc Economics with reference to Africa

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students on the MSc Economics with reference to Africa will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of Africa, one focusing on microeconomic issues, the other on macroeconomic issues, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more African countries. [+]

MSc Economics with reference to Africa Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three years (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 studies. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Economics. Applicants without a first degree in Economics may be admitted to the Diploma in Economics in the first instance. Satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year. All students must complete and pass the preliminary Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over three weeks in August/September before the start of the MSc. Start of programme: September intake only All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Economics with reference to Africa will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of Africa, one focusing on microeconomic issues, the other on macroeconomic issues, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more African countries. The objectives of the programme are: To enable students to apply the principles of economic analysis to the design of economic policy with reference to Africa To teach postgraduates the technical and analytical skills to qualify them to practice as... [-]

MSc Economics with reference to Environment and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme combines environmental concerns with development economics and political economy. It draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely expertise in development economics, multi-disciplinary environmental focus, and area specialisations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. [+]

MSc Economics with reference to Environment and Development Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three years (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 ccourse of study. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Economics. Applicants without a first degree in Economics may be admitted to the Diploma in Economics in the fi rst instance. Satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year. For details see www.soas.ac.uk/economics All students must complete and pass the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over three weeks in August/September before the start of the MSc. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full-time This programme combines environmental concerns with development economics and political economy. It draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely expertise in development economics, multi-disciplinary environmental focus, and area specialisations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The MSc in Economics with reference to Environment and Development provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of economics. The effects of development on the environment and access to resources is one of the most challenging fields that has grown over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of study. At SOAS, we understand the environment in a broad sense... [-]

MSc Economics with reference to South Asia

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students on the MSc Economics with reference to South Asia will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of South Asia, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of South Asia. [+]

MSc Economics with reference to South Asia Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three years (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) in Economics. Applicants without a first degree in Economics may be admitted to the Diploma in Economics in the first instance. Satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year. For details see www.soas.ac.uk/economics All students must complete and pass the Prelimianry Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over three weeks in August/ September before the start of the MSc. Start of programme: September intake only All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Economics with reference to South Asia will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of South Asia, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of South Asia. The objectives of the programme are: To enable students to apply the principles of economic analysis to the design of economic policy with reference to South Asia To teach postgraduates the technical and analytical skills to qualify them... [-]

MSc Economics with reference to the Asia Pacific Region

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students on the MSc Economics with reference to the Asia Pacific Region will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of the Asia Pacific Region, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of the Asia Pacific Region. [+]

MSc Economics with reference to the Asia Pacific Region Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or Three years (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) in Economics. Applicants without a first degree in Economics may be admitted to the Diploma in Economics in the fi rst instance. Satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year. For details see www.soas.ac.uk/economics All students must complete and pass the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over three weeks in August/September before the start of the MSc. Start of programme: September intake only All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Economics with reference to the Asia Pacific Region will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of the Asia Pacific Region, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of the Asia Pacific Region. The objectives of the programme are: To enable students to apply the principles of economic analysis to the design of economic policy with reference to the Asia Pacific Region To... [-]

MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of MENA, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of the Middle East. [+]

Start of programme: September intake only All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East will complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of MENA, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of the Middle East. The objectives of the programme are: To enable students to apply the principles of economic analysis to the design of economic policy with reference to the Middle East To teach postgraduates the technical and analytical skills to qualify them to practice as professional economists To enable practising professional economists to improve and update their skills and knowledge To impart the skills and knowledge that enable students to progress towards PhD research Students will benefit from studying with experts on the economics of the Middle East within the Department. More broadly, a large number of open lectures on topics relating to the Middle East will be available in various departments of the School throughout the year. All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing. For further information about this course including a timetable please... [-]

MSc Environment, Politics and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme attracts applications from students with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds. 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, environment-development issues. A good first degree in a social science is preferred. [+]

MSc Environment, Politics and Development Programme Code: PGTF0039/PGTP0059/PGTP0060 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? The programme attracts applications from students with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds. 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, environment-development issues. A good first degree in a social science is preferred. This programme takes a critical political ecology frame and examines environmental policy and its intersections with development from a social justice angle. It is taught and convened by leading political ecologists and offers a critical analysis of key issues including water, forestry, climate, fisheries, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply. The masters asks important questions including: How does the environment intersect with global poverty, wealth and questions of inequality? Can Carbon trading offer a solution to managing climate change? How does access to water intersect with dynamics of wealth and poverty? Is wildlife conservation implicated in social injustices? What role can and do environmental movements play in development? Is... [-]

MSc Finance (Banking) (Distance Learning)

Campus Part time 2 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

Gain the competitive edge in the banking sector [+]

This programme offers the opportunity to gain the expertise needed to enter and successfully compete in the banking sector developing your financial management skills in core banking activities (maturity/risks mismatch management) retirement and financial planning, commercial credit and factoring, and liquidity and risk management. The MSc Finance (Banking) is designed for postgraduates wanting to enter the banking sector and professionals already working in financial or neighbouring sectors who are looking to gain a competitive advantage while deepening their knowledge in financial management, particularly in core banking activities (maturity/risk mismatch management), retirement and financial planning, commercial credit and factoring, and liquidity and risk management. [-]

MSc Finance and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for economists and financiers who are interested in exploring the relationship between national and international financial policies and practices and their impact on economic development. Anyone working, or wishing to work, for international organisations and/or in financial institutions with an interest in economic development would gain much from this programme. [+]

MSc Finance and Development 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: At least upper second class or equivalent in Economics OR a joint degree containing Economics PLUS work experience in financial markets and development. Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for? This programme is designed for economists and financiers who are interested in exploring the relationship between national and international financial policies and practices and their impact on economic development. Anyone working, or wishing to work, for international organisations and/or in financial institutions with an interest in economic development would gain much from this programme. The programme includes 8 modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative methods, international finance, corporate finance, derivatives and capital markets and financial systems in the context of economic development. Students will also complete a 10,000-word dissertation. All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing. Structure All courses are compulsory: Microeconomics - 15PECC006 (0.4 Unit) - Term 1 Capital markets, derivatives & corporate finance - 15PECC011 (0.4 Unit) - Term 1 Financial systems and economic development - 15PECC036 (0.4 Unit) - Term 1 Quantitative methods I - 15PECC008 (0.4 Unit) - Term... [-]

MSc Finance and Financial Law

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme takes an integrated approach to finance and financial law, including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bond issues, and loans. In these fast changing subjects, the MSc Finance and Financial Law provides the specialist knowledge required in international banks and investment firms, legal practice, regulatory institutions and the academic world. The programme relates to both national and international finance, and considers how financial and legal principles are applied in the context of actual case studies. [+]

Start of programme: September intake only (a three-week pre-sessional course in September is a requirement) This programme takes an integrated approach to finance and financial law, including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bond issues, and loans. In these fast changing subjects, the MSc Finance and Financial Law provides the specialist knowledge required in international banks and investment firms, legal practice, regulatory institutions and the academic world. The programme relates to both national and international finance, and considers how financial and legal principles are applied in the context of actual case studies. Graduates from the MSc Finance and Financial Law will be well equipped for a career with a financial institution, a commercial law firm, regulator, government department or indeed in general business. Among the institutions with which our graduates are currently working are: Baronsmead Partners LLP; China Banking Regulatory Commission; Deloitte; JP Morgan Chase; Kleinwort Benson; KPMG; Merrill Lynch; Mograbi Real Estate, Israel; Rivers State Ministry of Finance, Nigeria; Telenor, Pakistan. For further details of entry requirements, duration, fees, and course structure, please visit SOAS website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/mscfinfinlaw/ [-]

MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy is the most recent addition to the Department of Economics’ portfolio of masters programme. The programme builds on the department’s unique combination of expertise – in policy analysis, regional economics and critical theoretical perspectives – to provide students with an in-depth understanding of core policy debates in the area of global economic governance. [+]

MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper Second Honours degree in a relevant subject or discipline (UK), CGPA 3.3 for universities with a selective entry policy and CGPA 3.5 for universities with a non-selective entry policy, equivalent undergraduate degree classification from other countries. Relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration. Start of programme: September 2016 intake only Mode of Attendance: Full-time Who is this programme for? professionals with a strong interest and need in gaining a thorough academic foundation in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of global economic governance. graduate students from other disciplinary backgrounds wishing to further their understanding of global economic policy issues and debates through systematic academic study. economics graduate students wishing to specialize in global economic policy and governance. Prior knowledge of economics is not a requirement. The MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy is the most recent addition to the Department of Economics’ portfolio of masters programme. The programme builds on the department’s unique combination of expertise – in policy analysis, regional economics and critical theoretical perspectives – to provide students with an in-depth understanding of core policy debates in the area of global economic governance. Specifically, the programme focuses on: global economic governance: It offers in-depth specialisation in this area of wider global governance. economic policy: It provides high-level training in the understanding and critical evaluation of economic policy issues, design and solutions, their foundation in the evolution of economic theory and methods, as... [-]

MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy (GECP) is the first Masters programme to jointly address the issues of climate and energy policy in an interdisciplinary fashion. It tackles policy and regulatory change, the historical and technological evolution of energy sources, energy markets and their participants, the global governance of climate change as well as the challenges associated with transitioning to a low-carbon economy. [+]

MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy Duration: One calendar year (full time). Two or three years (part time). Minimum Entry Requirements: A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Candidates with a lower class degree but degree-relevant work experience may be considered. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy (GECP) is the first Masters programme to jointly address the issues of climate and energy policy in an interdisciplinary fashion. It tackles policy and regulatory change, the historical and technological evolution of energy sources, energy markets and their participants, the global governance of climate change as well as the challenges associated with transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The programme specifically addresses the requirements of those wishing to deepen their theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented and by whom across a multitude of cases drawn from the Global North and South and across multiple levels of political organisation from global to local arenas. The MSc is designed for those engaged with or planning a career in professional contexts relating to energy and/or climate policy. It prepares for a multitude of careers in public and private contexts, including in public administration and government departments, strategic policy and risk advisory, government relations and public affairs, policy advocacy, think tanks and academia. Guest speakers on the programme's modules have included Angus Miller (Energy Advisor, UK... [-]

MSc Globalisation and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for those who want to understand global processes and development, and for those who want to work on, or analyse, development related tasks and issues. It is also highly relevant to anyone working, or intending to work, in development advocacy, policy making, and global development policy analysis, in the NGO sector, government agencies, and international development organisations. [+]

MSc Globalisation and Development Duration: One calendar year (full-time) or two years (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 degree in a relevant field, though relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration. For admissions queries please contact the MSc Globalisation and Development admissions tutor, Dr Thomas Marois. Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for? This programme is designed for those who want to understand global processes and development, and for those who want to work on, or analyse, development related tasks and issues. It is also highly relevant to anyone working, or intending to work, in development advocacy, policy making, and global development policy analysis, in the NGO sector, government agencies, and international development organisations. We welcome students with a strong background in the social sciences in their first degree, but we also welcome students who have worked in the area of development, or in a related field. This exciting programme offers a critical examination of the contemporary process of globalisation and how it influences the developing world, both before and after the ongoing global crisis. The MSc Globalisation and Development blends, in equal measure, critical analysis of mainstream thinking, alternative theories and practices, and case studies of political, social and cultural aspects of globalisation and development. This degree draws its strength from the unrivalled expertise at... [-]

MSc in Agricultural Economics (Distance Learning)

Distance learning Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides students with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. It aims to equip students with the rigorous technical skills that are generic to the field of agricultural economics, while maintaining a focus on applications rather than abstract analysis. [+]

This course provides students with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. It aims to equip students with the rigorous technical skills that are generic to the field of agricultural economics, while maintaining a focus on applications rather than abstract analysis. Students are able to take modules orientated towards development, production, marketing, policy, and economic transition. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career as an agricultural economist or to undertake higher studies within this area. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An indicative study calendar. This will assist you in planning your study, as well as highlighting deadlines... [-]

MSc in Environmental Economics (Distance Learning)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom London Enfield + 2 more

This programme provides graduates with a sound theoretical base and practical appreciation of the concepts and methods of environmental and natural resource economics relevant to policy decisions and research. It is designed to suit students with a primary interest in issues and policies concerning the rural environment. [+]

Environmental issues at local, national and global levels are among the foremost challenges facing society today, and the result of complex interactions of natural processes with economic forces and policies. It is widely recognised that most environmental problems, whether small-scale or global, are the result of a complex interaction of natural processes with economic forces and decisions. This programme provides graduates with a sound theoretical base and practical appreciation of the concepts and methods of environmental and natural resource economics relevant to policy decisions and research. It is designed to suit students with a primary interest in issues and policies concerning the rural environment. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. February and May annually Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An... [-]

MSc in Environmental Management (Distance Learning)

Distance learning Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to current issues of global environmental concern. It is relevant to those who are concerned with the management of resources and the making and implementation of policies that have an environmental impact at local, national and international levels. [+]

This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to current issues of global environmental concern. It is relevant to those who are concerned with the management of resources and the making and implementation of policies that have an environmental impact at local, national and international levels. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. February and May annually Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An indicative study calendar. This will assist you in planning your study, as well as highlighting deadlines such as those for Tutor Marked Assignments. Books and other published materials. Generally textbooks, these are acquired on your behalf and should provide background as well as key extracts necessary for study of the module. Integrated volumes of key readings. These are drawn from... [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London Enfield + 2 more

Students who take the MSc in Finance will develop a sound understanding of theories of finance and of the workings of financial markets, and will acquire the main analytical tools for a career in finance or further research at PhD level. They will become acquainted with the main issues and methods in Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Banking, and Financial Econometrics and will be able to employ them in a professional capacity. [+]

MSc in Finance Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three calendar years (part-time Minimum Entry Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or other appropriate discipline, from a UK university or other institution acceptable to the University, or an equivalent international qualification (qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits). Candidates who do not have an undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics or a related discipline may take the GMAT or GRE test. GMAT code: CS-291217-F5P8-0000 Start of programme: September (a three-week preliminary course is September is a requirement) Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Students who take the MSc in Finance will develop a sound understanding of theories of finance and of the workings of financial markets, and will acquire the main analytical tools for a career in finance or further research at PhD level. They will become acquainted with the main issues and methods in Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Banking, and Financial Econometrics and will be able to employ them in a professional capacity. The programme will present Finance as a scientific discipline with a rigorous methodology, but at the same time will describe the way financial markets and institutions actually work in a variety of contexts. The comparative approach of the courses will prove attractive to students from both emerging and advanced economies. Structure The MSc in Finance has three components: Four core courses to the value of 2.0 units Elective course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit Dissertation of 10,000 words on... [-]

MSc in Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice (Distance Learning)

Distance learning Full time Part time 2 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom London Enfield + 2 more

The programmes integrate theory and practice and provide an understanding of how to manage organisations within their own cultural, political, technological, social, and institutional contexts, with the ultimate aim of solving problems of poverty reduction. [+]

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning Most of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas. These programmes will give you the scientific, technological and economic knowledge and the skills to analyse and tackle the poverty suffered by these people. You will be able to work on real issues, using the specialist expertise gained from your course. The programmes integrate theory and practice and provide an understanding of how to manage organisations within their own cultural, political, technological, social, and institutional contexts, with the ultimate aim of solving problems of poverty reduction. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An indicative study calendar. This will assist you in planning your study, as well as highlighting deadlines such... [-]

MSc International Management (China)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme focuses on management and its environment in China and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It draws upon China experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within commerce, finance and government. [+]

MSc International Management (China) Duration: One calendar year full-time; two calendar years part-time Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours. Relevant professional qualifications or experience will be considered. Start of programme: September intake only This programme focuses on management and its environment in China and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It draws upon China experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within commerce, finance and government. The core modules enable you to study the principles and applications of international management and the interplay between global and local factors influencing management in China. You can use the elective modules to focus on either management skills that can be applied worldwide or specialise in understanding the Chinese business environment. The programme combines the study of China with close attention to the business worlds of Hong Kong and Taiwan. For those who choose to, this programme also offers the opportunity to learn Chinese - either at an introductory level or at an advanced level for business purposes. No knowledge of Chinese is required to complete the MSc programme successfully, since English language materials are used. Structure The MSc International Management for China has three components: Four core courses Elective course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic Elective courses are divided into Chinese Managerial Environment and General Management electives. Students are encouraged to combine courses from... [-]

MSc International Management (Japan)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme focuses on management and its environment in Japan and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It draws upon Japan experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within London-based commerce, finance and government. [+]

MSc International Management (Japan) Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two calendar years (part-time) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours Start of programme: September intake only This programme focuses on management and its environment in Japan and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It draws upon Japan experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within London-based commerce, finance and government. The core modules enable you to study the principles and applications of international management and the interplay between global and local factors influencing management in Japan. You can use the elective modules to focus on either management skills that can be applied worldwide or specialise in understanding the Japanese business environment. For those who choose to, our programme also offers unique opportunities to improve existing skills in Japanese. No knowledge of Japanese is required to complete the MSc programme successfully, since English language materials are available. Those students who already have Japanese language skills will have every opportunity to use them in studying data and source materials. Structure The MSc International Management for Japan has three components: Four core courses Elective course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic Electives are divided into the Japanese Managerial Environment and General Management courses. Students are encouraged to take a mixture of both in order to build an understanding of the local business and cultural environment. The... [-]

MSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme focuses on management and its environment in the Middle East and North Africa, and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It also draws upon regional experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within based commerce, finance and government. [+]

MSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa) Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two calendar years (part-time) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours. Relevant professional qualifications or experience will be considered. Start of programme: September intake only This programme focuses on management and its environment in the Middle East and North Africa, and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It also draws upon regional experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within based commerce, finance and government. The core modules enable you to study the principles and applications of international management and the interplay between global and local factors influencing management in the Middle East and North Africa. You can use the elective modules to focus on either management skills that can be applied worldwide or specialise in understanding the regional business environment. Structure The MSc International Management for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has three components: Four compulsory courses Elective course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic The 10,000-word dissertation is worth 25% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and select an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing months you should meet with your supervisor at least three times before the end of term 3 for guidance. The bulk of your dissertation will be written over the summer to meet the mid-September deadline. Not... [-]

MSc International Politics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc in International Politics might be classified as a disciplinary MSc. In it, the objective is to give the student the opportunity to undertake a rigorous training in political theory, with special reference to the study of politics outside Europe and America. [+]

MSc International Politics Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance. Start of programme: September intake only The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc in International Politics might be classified as a disciplinary MSc. In it, the objective is to give the student the opportunity to undertake a rigorous training in political theory, with special reference to the study of politics outside Europe and America. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work. Structure Students take taught modules to the value of 3 full units + dissertation. Modules taken must be equivalent to 3 half units per term [ie 3 courses in term 1 and 3 courses in term 2] ONE half-unit from A (compulsory) FIVE half units or equivalent from B, C and/ or D Dissertation (compulsory) on some aspect of International Politics *All modules offered by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy are subject to convenors’ approval. A. Compulsory Course: International theory - 15PPOH014... [-]

MSc Labour, Social Movements and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is for students who want to analyse and work on social change for the working poor in developing countries. It is highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work on labour and labour-related social movements in development agencies and NGOs, labour and solidarity movements, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and to activists in both developed and developing countries. [+]

MSc Labour, Social Movements and Development 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. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The programme is for students who want to analyse and work on social change for the working poor in developing countries. It is highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work on labour and labour-related social movements in development agencies and NGOs, labour and solidarity movements, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and to activists in both developed and developing countries. We welcome students with a strong background in the social sciences in their first degree, as well as practitioners and professionals working in the areas of development, labour and employment relations, social movements and other related fields. A unique Programme This innovative new programme offers students the opportunity to study labour conditions and relations, social movements of labour and their contributions to development processes and changes in the South. It is the first and only MSc programme in the UK dedicated to Labour, Social Movements and Development. It provides a critical examination of the links between labour, capitalism, development and poverty. It investigates labour in contemporary social and economic development of the South as... [-]

MSc Middle East Politics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology (class, gender, ethnicity and sect), comparative politics (state power, political economy of development, democratic openings and nationalism), and international politics (war, international political economy, regionalism and dependency). At the same time, it provides thematic courses that encourage students to look at political processes in the region from distinct perspectives, such as the study of political violence, the examination of the politics of resistance and the understanding of Islamic political ideologies and political movements. [+]

Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Politics and international relations in the Middle East display many of the characteristic features of the modern world. Contentious legacies of imperial map-making fuel frontier disputes and throw into question the legitimacy of the territorial nation state. Governments have been repeatedly challenged by populations tired of the old rationales for authoritarian rule and angered by its repressive effects. The politics of national identity, sometimes bound up with ideas of religious identity, have been given new urgency by class conflict, by military occupation and by the growth of the security state. Meanwhile, the long history of external intervention in the states of the region has heightened domestic and regional tensions. The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology (class, gender, ethnicity and sect), comparative politics (state power, political economy of development, democratic openings and nationalism), and international politics (war, international political economy, regionalism and dependency). At the same time, it provides thematic courses that encourage students to look at political processes in the region from distinct perspectives, such as the study of political violence, the examination of the politics of resistance and the understanding of Islamic political ideologies and political movements. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students are expected to read extensively, to make a number of presentations and to engage actively in seminar discussions. They are also... [-]

MSc Migration Mobility and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This innovative new programme in the Department of Development Studies offers students the opportunity to combine study and analysis of critical perspectives on development and the increasingly important and related field of migration studies. [+]

MSc Migration Mobility and Development Duration: One calendar year (full time). Two or three years (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. Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for? The degree has been developed to meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work, in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs and students intending to go on to carry out PhD research.The programme attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of migration and / or development, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme and a strong first degree, preferably in a social science. This innovative new programme in the Department of Development Studies offers students the opportunity to combine study and analysis of critical perspectives on development and the increasingly important and related field of migration studies. The MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development will focus attention on the political economy of migration from a historical perspective, major trends in migration theories, and different forms of and approaches to the study of migration and displacement. The programme draws on the expertise of staff in development, migration and... [-]

MSc Political Economy of Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc in the Political Economy of Development is the latest addition to a portfolio of Masters programmes offered by the Department of Economics, and is designed for economists who want to concentrate on applied theory and to expand their regional expertise. [+]

MSc Political Economy of Development Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three years (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: Good undergraduate degree in, or including, Economics Start of programme: September intake only The MSc in the Political Economy of Development is the latest addition to a portfolio of Masters programmes offered by the Department of Economics, and is designed for economists who want to concentrate on applied theory and to expand their regional expertise. The MSc is a taught masters degree consisting of eight course modules taught by lectures, classes and tutorials and an 8,000 word dissertation. There are four core units and four optional modules that make up the course. The precise modules available vary from year to year, but include units on Agriculture, Finance, the Environment, Industry and International Macro- and Microeconomics. Eight in-depth regional economic development modules are also available, covering: Africa The Asia-Pacific region The Middle East South Asia All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing. Structure Students registered for this MSc must take all the core courses listed below. The only possible exception is that students who have already an adequate maths and stats background may... [-]

MSc Politics Of China

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics courses of State and Society in the Chinese Political process (domestic politics), China and International Politics (international relations) and Taiwan’s Politics and Cross-Strait Relations. Each China Politics course combines empirical and theoretical material in a historically sensitive manner. [+]

MSc Politics Of China Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time. Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time China has the world’s biggest population and the second largest economy in the world. As part of the BRICS and BASIC group, China has a large impact in world affairs: understanding China is increasingly becoming essential to understanding the world. Politics and International Relations of China provide a fascinating opportunity to examine issues and themes in modern politics. From dynastic rule to the fall of the Qing, unequal treaties and their legacies in the form of Hong Kong and Macau, China offers an example for examining and analyzing long standing questions of territory, border, identity and sovereignty. From these historical origins to the more recent ‘Rise of China’, the buzzword of the 21st Century, this MSc degree brings together elements required to fully appreciate and understand China’s rise, its origins, and its current position in the world. The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics courses of State and Society in the Chinese Political process (domestic politics), China and International Politics (international relations) and Taiwan’s Politics and... [-]

MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work in international NGOs, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups in the areas of rights, humanitarian assistance and transitional justice. It also looks more broadly at the future of global human rights in a world where, many claim, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention. [+]

MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice Duration: Full Time: 1 Year, Part Time: 2-3 Years Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance. Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work in international NGOs, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups in the areas of rights, humanitarian assistance and transitional justice. It also looks more broadly at the future of global human rights in a world where, many claim, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention. Structure Structure, duration and requirements for gaining an award SOAS has standard requirements relating to the structure and duration of taught postgraduate programmes and for the award and classification of these programmes. Details can be found at http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/degreeregulations/file60379.pdf Programme structure Students take taught courses to the value of 3 full units + dissertation: 1. ALL half-units from A (compulsory) 2-3. Choose THREE half-units units from B. 4. Dissertation on... [-]

MSc Public Financial Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme provides students with a conceptual understanding of the core principles of public financial management, and with the development of capabilities and skills to apply theoretical and domain knowledge to problems encountered in the financial management of public sector organisations. [+]

MSc Public Financial Management Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three calendar years (part-time) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme provides students with a conceptual understanding of the core principles of public financial management, and with the development of capabilities and skills to apply theoretical and domain knowledge to problems encountered in the financial management of public sector organisations. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a rigorous, scientifically based course of study in the theories underpinning how public finances are managed; how public managers make sound financial decisions; what kind of techniques and tools are used in the financial management of public sector organisations; and how the financial management of public sector organisations is reported to the public. Graduates will have a solid understanding of public financial management that should place them in a good position to pursue a career, or advance their career, in the civil service, local government, NGOs, and super-national organisations. Structure The MSc Public Financial Management has three components: Five core courses to the value of 2.5 units An elective course to the value of 0.5 unit Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic (1 unit) The 10,000-word dissertation is worth 25% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and select an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing... [-]

MSc Public Policy and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme provides students with the analytical tools needed to understand the principles and methods of modern public policy and management, and enable them to make financial decisions and policy choices in the financing and management of infrastructure and services in the public sector. Students take courses in Public Policy and Strategy, Public Policy and Management, Managing Organisational Change. Perspectives and Issues, and Research Methods. [+]

MSc Public Policy and Management Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three calendar years (part-time) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme provides students with the analytical tools needed to understand the principles and methods of modern public policy and management, and enable them to make financial decisions and policy choices in the financing and management of infrastructure and services in the public sector. Students take courses in Public Policy and Strategy, Public Policy and Management, Managing Organisational Change. Perspectives and Issues, and Research Methods. In addition, students have the possibility to take courses on Public Financial Management: Planning and Performance, Public Financial Management: Revenues, Public Financial Management: Financial Reporting, Public Financial Management (Audit and Compliance), Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets, and Managerial Accounting. The programme aims to provide students with a conceptual understanding of the core principles of public policy and public management, and with a development of capabilities and skills to apply theoretical and domain knowledge to problems encountered in public sector organisations. Structure The MSc Public Policy and Management has three components: Four core courses to the value of 2.0 units Elective course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic (1 unit) The 10,000-word dissertation is worth 25% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and... [-]

MSc Research for International Development

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MSc Research for International Development is a newly established interdisciplinary Taught Masters programme at SOAS, offered jointly by the departments of Economics and Development Studies. This cutting-edge degree is funded and supported by the UK’s ESRC (The Economic and Social Research Council) as part of the Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre. [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for?: The degree has been developed to meet the needs of both development practitioners and researchers on international development, including those wishing to pursue an MPhil/PhD in International Development. The programme will suit students with a variety of backgrounds in social sciences, including politics, sociology, economics, and so on. It would also meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs. Students with a strong interest in research and research methods will thrive on the MSc distinctive focus on training in research methods. The MSc Research for International Development is a newly established interdisciplinary Taught Masters programme at SOAS, offered jointly by the departments of Economics and Development Studies. This cutting-edge degree is funded and supported by the UK’s ESRC (The Economic and Social Research Council) as part of the Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre. The programme’s unique twenty-week core module Battlefield of Methods: Approaches to International Development equips students with the theoretical background and analytical skills to inquire into the relationship between theory and method in the domain of international development. The module provides students with knowledge about the plurality of methodological approaches in key areas of international development research, and the policy choices and strategies associated with these. The module offers students the opportunity to engage with a selection of methods used in international development research. Further training in a variety of research methods is the focus of the... [-]

MSc State, Society and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This MSc programme seeks to explain state-society relations and development in Asia, Africa and (where appropriate) Latin America through the sub-disciplines of comparative political sociology and comparative/international political economy. Students will study the core concepts of these sub-disciplines such as: state; civil society; social closure; class; bureaucracy; patrimonialism; hegemony; late-industrialisation; product cycle; developmental state; rent-seeking; good governance; and globalization. [+]

MSc State, Society and Development Duration: May be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two or three years. Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance. Start of programme: September intake only This MSc programme seeks to explain state-society relations and development in Asia, Africa and (where appropriate) Latin America through the sub-disciplines of comparative political sociology and comparative/international political economy. Students will study the core concepts of these sub-disciplines such as: state; civil society; social closure; class; bureaucracy; patrimonialism; hegemony; late-industrialisation; product cycle; developmental state; rent-seeking; good governance; and globalization. They will also be exposed to the principal analytical perspectives of political science such as historical institutionalism, rational choice theory and Marxism. These intellectual foundations will enable students to gain a better understanding of the shaping factors behind phenomena such as: state collapse and criminalisation in Africa; cronyism in Southeast Asia and Latin America; religious fundamentalism in South Asia; economic take-off in East Asia; linguistic nationalism in Central Asia; the ‘third wave’ of democratisation; global financial instability; and the relationship between the Washington Institutions and the South. Students will also come to understand the usefulness of cross-regional comparison by seeing how the study of one region can illuminate similar issues elsewhere, despite differing cultural contexts. Structure Students take... [-]

MSc Sustainable Development (Distance Learning)

Distance learning Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in one area in greater depth. [+]

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning The rationale for this innovative sustainable development programme of study lies in the global environmental and development challenges that have been articulated in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. It is clear that solutions to the challenge of sustainable development require holistic, integrated and co-ordinated actions across a very wide range of sectors, and will increasingly require a multidisciplinary approach. This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in one area in greater depth. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An indicative study calendar. This will assist you in planning your study, as well... [-]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development draws on the exceptional expertise at SOAS in different disciplinary understanding of development challenges and processes as well as the strong commitment among all teaching staff to area expertise. Staff teaching on this programme are research active and have a range of links to international organisations. [+]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two years(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. Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for? The Violence, Conflict and Development programme attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme and a strong first degree, preferably in a social science. The degree has been developed to meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work, in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs. As the pioneering programme of its kind internationally, this MSc programme develops detailed empirical knowledge and analytical skills for understanding the complex linkages between violent conflict and development, both historically and today. It enables students to explore these linkages both within specific country and regional contexts and in the context of global interdependencies and the ways these affect peace, war, and non-war violence. The programme introduces students to competing analytical approaches. It is multi-disciplinary though shaped by a particular interest in political economy. It encourages deep case study knowledge. And it offers students the ability to tailor... [-]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development (Palestine Pathway)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Applicants apply for the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required for this pathway (see Structure tab). [+]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development (Palestine Pathway) Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two years(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. Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for? Applicants apply for the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development 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 and/or conflict, 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 and conflict 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 Applicants apply for, and will be formally enrolled on, the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development programme. Students wishing to follow the Palestine Studies Pathway will take two core modules in Development Studies (Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development, and either Political Economy... [-]

MA

MA ... and Intensive Language (Arabic)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with the Arab Middle East in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course would enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language. [+]

MA ... and Intensive Language (Arabic) Duration: Full time: 2 years. Part time: 4 years. Minimum Entry Requirements: SOAS has general minimum entrance requirements for registration for a postgraduate taught degree and these can be viewed at http://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/pg/howtoapply/ Students wishing to take certain options as their Major will normally be expected to have their 1st degree in that discipline. This applies to those wishing to have their Major in Social Anthropology, Economics, Politics (of the Middle East), and Law. Who is this programme for? The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with the Arab Middle East in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course would enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language. In the two-year pathway, students can take intensive Arabic language with either MA Islamic Societies and Cultures, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies, or MA Palestine Studies, therefore making these programmes unique in Europe. The student will be provided with a near proficient ability in the Arabic language. Combinations May be combined with MA Islamic Societies and Cultures MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies MA Palestine Studies MA History MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia MA Religions of Asia and Africa MA Medical Anthropology MA Anthropological Research Methods MA Migration and Diaspora Studies Once you have checked the structure for this programme via the structure tab, please click into the above discipline that you would like to study. You will then... [-]

MA ... and Intensive Language (Japanese)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The two-year language pathway is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in Japan. The intensive training in Japanese language aims at supporting students’ ability to tackle their disciplinary interests by engaging with written texts and in oral communication in Japanese. [+]

MA ... and Intensive Language (Japanese) Duration: 2 yr pathway: full time (2 years) or part time (4 years). Who is this programme for? The two-year language pathway is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in Japan. The intensive training in Japanese language aims at supporting students’ ability to tackle their disciplinary interests by engaging with written texts and in oral communication in Japanese. Your chosen discipline is combined with intensive Japanese language over two years (including a period in Japan), making this programme unique in Europe. Access to the Japanese language pathway is currently available for students with a) beginner, or b) post-beginner level of proficiency. As a point of reference for b), this would correspond to having completed Minna no Nihongo, Volumes 1 and 2 (or an equivalent text), knowledge of approximately 500 kanji, and tuition time of about 220 hours in total. The list of kanji is available here, and a sample test is available here. Students’ proficiency levels will be assessed through a placement test during registration week (specific dates will be provided to the applicants). Students bear the costs of travel to and from Japan, as well as living expenses during the period of their stay. Combinations May be combined with MA Japanese Studies MA Korean Studies MA Historical Research Methods MA History MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia MA Religions of Asia and Africa MA Medical Anthropology MA Anthropological Research Methods MA Migration and Diaspora Studies MA Linguistics... [-]

MA ... and Intensive Language (Korean)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with Korea in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course would enable them to reach a high level of Korean language proficiency. [+]

MA ... and Intensive Language (Korean) Duration: Full time: 2 years Part time: 4 years Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? This will suit students wishing to embark on research degrees with a focus on Korea. Also, professionals wishing to pursue careers directly related to Korea, including government departments (of both the UK and other countries), and in firms requiring particular skills and knowledge related to trading, investment and promotional interests outside Europe. The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with Korea in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course would enable them to reach a high level of Korean language proficiency. This two-year programme (or four years part-time) will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive Korean language study in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers. The programme will enable students to engage with the subjects of their Masters’ programme in the context of Korea through Korean, to engage with primary Korean sources and data and to conduct research and professional work in Korea. Combinations May be combined with MA Korean Studies MA Japanese Studies MA Historical Research Methods MA History MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia MA Religions of Asia and Africa MA Medical Anthropology MA Anthropological Research Methods MA Migration and Diaspora Studies Once you have checked the structure for this programme via the structure tab,... [-]

MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. ISD aims to prepare students for a variety of roles, such as working within a Foreign Service or other government department; international civil service (such as the United Nations or European Union); international NGOs (working in fields such as development, humanitarian assistance and conflict resolution); multinational corporations and international media. The programme also suits those engaged in or considering research roles within a policy think tank, risk analysis organisation or doctoral programme and seeking to deepen their academic and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. [+]

Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for?: The MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. ISD aims to prepare students for a variety of roles, such as working within a Foreign Service or other government department; international civil service (such as the United Nations or European Union); international NGOs (working in fields such as development, humanitarian assistance and conflict resolution); multinational corporations and international media. The programme also suits those engaged in or considering research roles within a policy think tank, risk analysis organisation or doctoral programme and seeking to deepen their academic and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. The programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of CISD and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. Students choose a combination of modules to meet their specific professional needs and personal interests. Students on this course will have the opportunity to participate in CISD's Study Tour of Geneva. Programme Objectives Excellent inter-disciplinary understanding of key concepts, theories and debates in the study of international affairs Excellent knowledge of international policy debates and principle issues from perspectives of both the global North and South... [-]

MA Advanced Chinese Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The two-year MA Advanced Chinese Studies offers comprehensive language-based training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. [+]

MA Advanced Chinese Studies Duration: 2 Year Full Time Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full-time The two-year MA Advanced Chinese Studies offers comprehensive language-based training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Students on the programme take four taught courses at SOAS during their first year, including a team-taught core course provided by a range of SOAS China experts as well as a text-reading seminar allowing students to integrate their Chinese reading skills into their disciplinary studies. Further courses can be selected from available disciplines including Anthropology, Art and Archaeology, Cinema, Cultural and Regional Studies, Economics, History, Law, Literature, Music, Politics, and Study of Religions. In their second year, students will undertake an extended period of study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, where they will follow a tailor-made bilingual programme in Chinese Studies. Options for short-term internships with local companies will be made available. The second half of the second year will be taken up with the writing of the dissertation under close supervision back in London. The programme is aimed at students pursuing careers in the academic world, business, government and the media that require a skill set which encompasses disciplinary rigour, comprehensive area knowledge and cultural and linguistic fluencies. Applicants should have at least intermediate-level proficiency in modern Chinese (HSK Level 4). The language element of the training will be tailored to meet the needs of students’ existing language skills. Alternative elements are available for applicants not in need of further... [-]

MA African Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in African Literature enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literatures in Africa. The programme is unique in the way it encourages exploration of relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories. [+]

MA African Literature Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MA in African Literature enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literatures in Africa. The programme is unique in the way it encourages exploration of relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories. The module ‘Theories and Techniques of Comparative Literature’ provides theoretical and methodological skills while the programme’s other units focus on specific areas such as literatures in African languages and contemporary African literature in English. Structure All students are required to write a 10,000-word dissertation in the field of their major course, which allows them to carry out a substantial piece of independent academic work on a selected topic. The dissertation is taken in either the core module or in the module ‘Selected Topics’. Students must take the core module plus two modules from list A or B. List B modules assume a linguistic competence in the chosen language equivalent to that acquired in a first degree. Not all modules listed below may be offered every year, and new modules may become available. For an up-to-date list of modules on offer, please visit the relevant departmental website or contact the Faculty office. Some modules may be taught in other departments of the School. Core Module Literatures in African languages - 15PAFC124... [-]

MA African Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in African Studies provides an unrivalled programme of advanced modules on Africa; one of the world’s most fascinating and challenging regions. The opportunity for interdisciplinary study of the continent is a particular advantage of the degree. Students can choose from a range of about 30 modules in fourteen disciplines. [+]

MA African Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MA in African Studies provides an unrivalled programme of advanced modules on Africa; one of the world’s most fascinating and challenging regions. The opportunity for interdisciplinary study of the continent is a particular advantage of the degree. Students can choose from a range of about 30 modules in fourteen disciplines. Our former students have chosen to study Africa at this level for a wide range of reasons. For some a deep interest in the history and culture or political economy of a particular region is sufficient motivation, but for many students the programme has, in addition, been followed with the intention of furthering their career opportunities. Some go on to work either in Africa or in fields related to Africa. The opportunity to combine study of particular African subjects with an African language is very useful, although some evidence of competence in learning a foreign language is usually required. Structure Students take three taught module units, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000-word dissertation related to the major. As the emphasis in the Regional Studies programmes is on interdisciplinary study, students are required to select their three module units from more than one subject. One module unit may be made up of two 0.5 unit... [-]

MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages

Campus Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The SOAS MA in Ancient Near Eastern Languages offers an intensive programme of text-reading and language-learning for those who already have a good knowledge of the Akkadian language - usually at least two years' experience. [+]

MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages Programme Code: Q9S1 Duration: Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) plus knowledge of Akkadian. NB: Due to its part-time nature, this programme is currently not available to students requiring a Tier 4 visa Interview Policy: Candidates will normally be interviewed Start of programme: September intake only The SOAS MA in Ancient Near Eastern Languages offers an intensive programme of text-reading and language-learning for those who already have a good knowledge of the Akkadian language - usually at least two years' experience. The degree is intended to widen the student's experience in the vast legacy of written documentation in Akkadian and other languages from ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia. The programme is tailor-made to serve as an intermediate level between SOAS's three-year BA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (or an equivalent qualification) and postgraduate Assyriological research at the level of MPhil and PhD. It can, of course, be taken for its own sake. Structure The degree comprises three taught courses chosen from the MA list and a dissertation on an agreed subject. The courses that are avaliable at SOAS in Akkadian, Sumerian and Hittite are in the list below. Instead of one of these SOAS courses candidates may, if qualified, take one of the following topics from MA programmes run by University College London: Hebrew and other North-West Semitic languages (MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies) Ancient history, currently Change and Continuity in the Ancient... [-]

MA Anthropological Research Methods

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Anthropological Research Methods (MaRes) may be taken either as a free standing MA or as the first part of a PhD [e.g. as a 1 + 3 research training program]. In either case, the student completes a program of research training that includes the Ethnographic Research Methods, Statistical Analysis and the Research Training Seminar as well as a language option. [+]

MA Anthropological Research Methods Duration: 1 year full-time or 2/3 years part-time. The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Social Anthropology. This Masters is designed for students wishing to pursue a PhD in Social Anthropology. Exceptionally this course may be taken as a conversion MA. Students who would like to take this path must demonstrate the regional and language expertise necessary for continuing onto a PhD. Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MA in Anthropological Research Methods (MaRes) may be taken either as a free standing MA or as the first part of a PhD [e.g. as a 1 + 3 research training program]. In either case, the student completes a program of research training that includes the Ethnographic Research Methods, Statistical Analysis and the Research Training Seminar as well as a language option. All MaRes students are assigned a supervisor at the start of the year, who will help the student choose other relevant course options. Candidates must also submit a number of research related assignments which, taken together with the dissertation, are equivalent to approximately 30,000 words of assessed work. All students write an MA dissertation, but for students progressing on to a PhD, the MA dissertation will take the form of a research report that will constitute the first part of the upgrade... [-]

MA Anthropological Research Methods and Intensive Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Masters is designed for students wishing to pursue a PhD in social anthropology. The programme might also be taken as a stand-alone MA for those wanting training in anthropological research methods for professional development or practical application. [+]

MA Anthropological Research Methods and Intensive Language Duration: 2 year full-time or 4 years part-time. The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Social Anthropology or a taught Masters degree in social anthropology. This Masters is designed for students wishing to pursue a PhD in Social Anthropology. Exceptionally this course may be taken as a conversion MA. Students who would like to take this path must demonstrate a solid grounding in the discipline as well as the regional and language expertise necessary for continuing onto a PhD. Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? This Masters is designed for students wishing to pursue a PhD in social anthropology. The programme might also be taken as a stand-alone MA for those wanting training in anthropological research methods for professional development or practical application. It can also be taken with an intensive language pathway over two years, therefore making this programme unique in Europe. It is intended for students with a good first degree (minimum of a 2.1) in social anthropology or a taught Masters degree in social anthropology. Students who would like to take this path must demonstrate a solid grounding in the discipline as well as the regional and language expertise necessary for continuing onto a PhD. Exceptionally this course may be taken as... [-]

MA Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This is the only Masters-level programme offered anywhere in the world that provides students who intend to proceed to conduct anthropological research (broadly defined) in Nepal with the necessary skills (disciplinary, linguistic, methodological). [+]

MA Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali Duration: 2 years Minimum Entry Requirements: Applicants will need to produce documented evidence of language learning ability (a language A level or equivalent, or successful completion of an undergraduate language course). Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full-time Who is this programme for? Students who wish to conduct doctoral-level research in Nepal, or in preparation for professional employment in e.g. a government agency or international NGO. This is the only Masters-level programme offered anywhere in the world that provides students who intend to proceed to conduct anthropological research (broadly defined) in Nepal with the necessary skills (disciplinary, linguistic, methodological). What will this programme give the student an opportunity to achieve? The ability to read, write, speak and understand Nepali to a level suitable for field research in Nepal A grounding in the scholarly literature on Nepali history, society and culture Expertise in anthropological theory and practice that will provide a basis for research in a Nepali context Structure Year 1 Students take a 1.0 unit Nepali language course (either Nepali Language 1 or Nepali Language 2); 1.0 unit Culture and Conflict in the Himalaya; 1.0 unit Theoretical Approaches in Social Anthropology (or other anthropology options, chosen in consultation with programme convenor, for students with equivalent anthropology training); 0.5 unit Media Production Skills; and 0.5 units of anthropology options. Summer break between years 1 and 2 Two weeks of intensive Nepali language tuition at SOAS after the June exams, followed by two months in... [-]

MA Anthropology of Food

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The SOAS MA programme in the Anthropology of Food offers students the opportunity to explore historically and culturally variable foodways, from foraging to industrial agriculture, from Europe and North America to Africa, Asia and South America. [+]

MA Anthropology of Food Duration: One calendar year (full-time); two or three years (part-time, daytime only). The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class BA degree (or equivalent) in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences, or significant experience in a relevant food- and/or agriculture-related career Food is a fundamental human necessity, essential to the sustenance of the human body. At the same time, food may be associated with pleasure, passion, even luxury. Food is also essential to the social body. Who eats what, who eats with whom, and whose appetites are satisfied and whose denied, are all profoundly social dynamics through which identities, relationships, and hierarchies are created and reproduced. The SOAS MA programme in the Anthropology of Food offers students the opportunity to explore historically and culturally variable foodways, from foraging to industrial agriculture, from Europe and North America to Africa, Asia and South America. The programme asks students to trace the passage of food from plant to palate, and to examine who benefits, and who suffers, from contemporary modes of food production, exchange, preparation, and consumption. Students examine food policy at national and international levels, as well as the role played in its formation by the food industry. Focus is given to the study of famine and the controversial role of food aid in securing food supplies. Debates over the impact of agricultural biotechnology on agrarian... [-]

MA Anthropology of Media

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Anthropology of Media is a recent and rapidly growing field within the larger academic discipline of Anthropology. It both incorporates and challenges the well-established anthropological concerns with visual culture and ethnographic film through a more extensive examination of contemporary media practices. Along with the parallel disciplines of media and cultural studies, Anthropology of Media is now widely recognized as playing an increasingly important and critical role in current debates about media. [+]

MA Anthropology of Media Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (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. The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework. Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum of an upper second-class BA degree (or equivalent). Some exceptions are made for those with significant experience in a relevant media related career. Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for? A wide range of students with different interests and backgrounds come to this programme from world over in order to explore why media matter. They are highly qualified with very diverse international interests. It is particularly suitable for: Students with a degree in media or cultural studies Students with a degree in the social sciences or humanities wishing to acquire a broad understanding of media and cultural studies with special reference to Asia or Africa People with professional experience in film, television, journalism, advertising or public relations Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist media-related topics along with regional or language-based study Students without a previous degree in Anthropology looking for an MA conversion degree to serve as a qualification for pursuing a further research degree in anthropology Our world is inescapably and continuously transformed through a proliferation of media. The MA in Anthropology... [-]

MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The degree is suitable for students with an interest in anthropological approaches to diverse aspects of tourism as a cultural force in the contemporary world, from sustainable development to cultural heritage. [+]

MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time. Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent, e.g. 3.3 GPA or higher); other strong qualifications may be taken into account. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The degree is suitable for students with an interest in anthropological approaches to diverse aspects of tourism as a cultural force in the contemporary world, from sustainable development to cultural heritage. Our students come from all over the world, following BA study, a masters degree in another field, or work and travel experience. This combination of diverse backgrounds and skills creates a uniquely stimulating intellectual environment. Many of our graduates go on to a PhD; others pursue careers in research and consulting; NGOs; museums and other cultural institutions; travel-writing; alternative tourism enterprises; and government agencies. Programme Overview The SOAS MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism enables students to pursue specialist interests in global voluntary mobility while gaining advanced training in social and cultural anthropology in a world-leading department. Combining a rigorous set of core courses with options to suit each student’s unique interests, the programme is designed to accommodate students with or without a prior degree in Social Anthropology. Students will develop expertise in anthropological theory and practice; learn to undertake ethnographic research; and gain comprehensive grounding in the anthropological study of travel and tourism, including issues of development, political economy, cultural change, heritage,... [-]

MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA provides advanced training in the field of Language Pedagogy with a specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Tibetan. The programme provides an appreciation of the concepts, modes of analysis and theoretical approaches in the area of Language Pedagogy, including second language learning theories and teaching methodologies. [+]

MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy Duration: One calendar year (full-time), two or three years (part-time daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (linguistics or applied linguistics), or a BA in other disciplines including some relevant units, and some relevant professional qualification (e.g. teacher training qualifications) or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching. Native or native-like proficiency in the language of the chosen path. Start of programme: From 2016/17 this programme will be replaced by the following programmes: New programmes from 2016 onwards: MA Arabic Language Learning and Teaching MA Chinese Language Learning and Teaching MA Japanese Language Learning and Teaching MA Korean Language Learning and Teaching (from 2017/18) The MA provides advanced training in the field of Language Pedagogy with a specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Tibetan. The programme provides an appreciation of the concepts, modes of analysis and theoretical approaches in the area of Language Pedagogy, including second language learning theories and teaching methodologies. Students will also be familiarised with the general areas of linguistic inquiry (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure) and how they are relevant to the study of second language acquisition. As a practical component, students will also become familiar with the intent and design of instructional material and teaching/testing techniques, and will evaluate second language learners’ performance through the analysis of empirical data and adequate descriptive terminology; they will also be able to design appropriate lesson plans, and will have... [-]

MA Arabic Language Learning and Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

If you are seeking an advanced level of specialised training that will set you on course for a career related to Arabic language learning or teaching in higher education, research, publishing or consultation, this programme offers a firm grounding in the theory and practice of language learning and teaching, as well as in linguistic research methods. [+]

MA Arabic Language Learning and Teaching Duration: One year full time, or two or three years part-time (daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second-class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), or a BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma-level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). A BA in non-Linguistics discipline can be compensated by relevant units in (applied) linguistics study units OR a diploma-level teaching qualification (like SOAS Language Centre's PG Diploma in Teaching Arabic) but an applicant does not have to have both. Native or native-like proficiency in Arabic is required. Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? If you are seeking an advanced level of specialised training that will set you on course for a career related to Arabic language learning or teaching in higher education, research, publishing or consultation, this programme offers a firm grounding in the theory and practice of language learning and teaching, as well as in linguistic research methods. You will study both the general areas of linguistic inquiry and Arabic linguistics. This programme will also allow you to explore the relationship between linguistics and second language acquisition, and how this relationship supports Arabic language teaching, specifically in higher education. Structure Core Modules You must take all of the... [-]

MA Arabic Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This new taught-Masters degree offers a deep insight into the Arab world through its literatures. It is an advanced programme designed for students with a good first degree in Arabic or with a good university degree who also know Arabic. [+]

MA Arabic Literature Duration: One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: First or upper second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent in Arabic or another relevant subject with good knowledge of Arabic Interview Policy: Interviews by arrangement Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This new taught-Masters degree offers a deep insight into the Arab world through its literatures. It is an advanced programme designed for students with a good first degree in Arabic or with a good university degree who also know Arabic. The fundamental objective is to make Arabic culture and literature accessible to a wider body of postgraduate students and to provide them with training in the study of literature. Students develop an advanced understanding of Arabic literature and gain detailed knowledge of its past and present. The syllabus combines the literary approaches of comparative literature with in-depth study of Arabic literature. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with, among other things, literary theory, translation techniques, the sociology of literature, the social and political dimensions of modern Arabic literature, and different genres and themes of classical, medieval and modern Arabic literature. Structure Students take modules to the value of three units from the lists of options below, and write a 10,000-word dissertation on an approved topic. Options List Theory and techniques of Comparative Literature - 15PCSC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year Social and Political Dimensions of Modern Arabic Literature - 15PNMC347 (1... [-]

MA Arts of Asia and Africa

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme draws upon the strength of the School of Arts as a centre for the study of the art, music and media of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and their global diasporas. Students select courses from across the school, developing a cross-discipline understanding of the arts, broadly conceived. They have the option of specialising in a particular interdisciplinary field, such as popular music and film in the Middle East; art, archaeology and music of the Silk Road; or music, media and development in Africa. [+]

This programme draws upon the strength of the School of Arts as a centre for the study of the art, music and media of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and their global diasporas. Students select courses from across the school, developing a cross-discipline understanding of the arts, broadly conceived. They have the option of specialising in a particular interdisciplinary field, such as popular music and film in the Middle East; art, archaeology and music of the Silk Road; or music, media and development in Africa. The School of Arts is a unique concentration of experts in the art, music and media of the non-Western world, unsurpassed in scale and reach by any other institution worldwide. Students benefit from the unparalleled knowledge and enthusiasm of staff whose work combines disciplinary rigour and innovative interdisciplinary exchange. Teaching is consistently informed by and contributes to the research of members of staff. Students can select from courses in other departments, taking advantage of SOAS’s unrivalled expertise in the languages, history, religions and cultures of Asia and Africa. The MA Arts of Asia and Africa provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology, Music and/or Media of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Postgraduates progress to work in arts, culture and heritage roles, including employment in museums, galleries and the creative and cultural industries. The transferable skills that they acquire enable them to forge careers in a range of other fields across the world. The programme is also an excellent foundation... [-]

MA Buddhist Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Buddhist Studies suits students with different academic backgrounds and prospective personal objectives, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific Buddhist traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities. [+]

MA Buddhist Studies Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year Part time: 2 or 3 calendar years. 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. Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The MA Buddhist Studies suits students with different academic backgrounds and prospective personal objectives, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific Buddhist traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities. It typically suits: students planning to pursue further research in Buddhist Studies, which may involve at a subsequent stage the acquisition of a doctoral degree and a career in higher education. students willing to pursue a career or professional activity, for which advanced knowledge of Buddhism as a global cultural force is essential. students who wish to pursue the academic study of religions as a complement to their personal experience and commitments. students from traditionally Buddhist countries, willing to broaden their knowledge of Buddhism as a global religion, and to be introduced to an academic approach that is characterised both by its critical distance and by its empathy. Structure The structure of MA Buddhist Studies provides a unique study pathway, characterised both by its coherence and by its flexibility. The core course, “Critical Concepts in Buddhist Studies” (0.5 Unit), co-taught by four staff whose expertise cover most of Buddhist Asia, provides students with... [-]

MA Chinese Language Learning and Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

If you are pursuing intensive research-related and practice-related training for a career in Chinese language learning or teaching, this programme offers a firm grounding in theory and practice of language learning and teaching; as well as in research methods. [+]

MA Chinese Language Learning and Teaching Duration: One calendar year full-time. Two or three years part-time, daytime only Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second-class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), or a BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma-level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). A BA in non-Linguistics discipline can be compensated by relevant units in (applied) linguistics study units OR a diploma-level teaching qualification (like SOAS Language Centre's PG Diploma in Teaching Chinese) but an applicant does not have to have both. Native or native-like proficiency in Chinese is required. Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Start of programme: September Intake Only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time If you are pursuing intensive research-related and practice-related training for a career in Chinese language learning or teaching, this programme offers a firm grounding in theory and practice of language learning and teaching; as well as in research methods. You will study general areas of linguistic inquiry (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure, if you have not previously studied linguistics). You will also study how linguistic inquiry informs second language acquisition and language teaching. You will also learn about teaching Chinese in higher education. By the end of the degree, you will be fully adept at evaluating published materials (e.g. textbooks) and research papers related to Chinese language teaching, conducting pedagogical research, in addition to designing teaching... [-]

MA Chinese Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature. This new degree covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of China. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory. [+]

MA Chinese Literature Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Incoming students will be expected to have completed at least the equivalent of two years of undergraduate Chinese language study. Start of programme: September intake only This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature. This new degree covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of China. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory. The programme comprises two compulsory courses, a minor option, and a dissertation. Structure The MA degree consists of four components: Not all courses may be available every year. 1. Core Course Take one of these courses Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation - 15PCHC004 (1 Unit) - Full Year Modern Chinese Literature in Translation - 15PCHC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year 2. Compulsory Course Theory and techniques of Comparative Literature - 15PCSC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year 3. Minor Courses For non-fluent Chinese speakers Students who do not have advanced or native-speaker competence in Chinese are required to select one of the following two courses, which offer advanced training in reading and translating Chinese literary texts. These courses are also taken by fourth-year undergraduate students, but MA students will be required to do additional work. Traditional Chinese Language and Literature - 15PCHC005 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2016/2017 Modern Chinese Literature... [-]

MA Chinese Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Chinese Studies provides an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of the wide range of disciplinary approaches to the study of Chinese societies available at SOAS.The main emphasis is on modern and contemporary China, although it is also possible to study aspects of pre-Modern China.In addition to the courses on offer, students develop their own particular area of specialisation by writing a dissertation in their major discipline. [+]

MA Chinese Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? Students who take this degree come from many countries and have a wide variety of academic backgrounds. While some wish to broaden their previous studies or experience of China, others approach the course without having a Chinese element to their first degree, but with a desire to focus their previous training on the region. The MA Chinese Studies provides an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of the wide range of disciplinary approaches to the study of Chinese societies available at SOAS.The main emphasis is on modern and contemporary China, although it is also possible to study aspects of pre-Modern China.In addition to the courses on offer, students develop their own particular area of specialisation by writing a dissertation in their major discipline. When applying, applicants are asked to specify their preferred major subject, and asked to give an alternative as practical considerations such as time tabling and availability of courses may limit freedom of choice. Once enrolled, students have two weeks to finalise their choice of subjects and have the opportunity of sampling a variety of subjects through attending lectures etc. Structure Students take three taught courses, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000-word dissertation related to the major. As the... [-]

MA Comparative Literature (Africa / Asia)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This expertise is available to students interested in studying these literatures through English - including both original English language literatures of Africa and Asia and literature written in African and Asian languages presented through English translations. [+]

MA Comparative Literature (Africa / Asia) Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The opportunity to move from the familiar Euro-American literary canons into the fresh but less well known worlds of African and Asian literature is what attracts most students to this popular MA. At SOAS, students benefit from the unique expertise in this vast field possessed by the school’s faculty. This expertise is available to students interested in studying these literatures through English - including both original English language literatures of Africa and Asia and literature written in African and Asian languages presented through English translations. While exploring new horizons and breaking out of the Euro-centric space in which comparative literature has developed so far, the course covers the major theoretical contributions made by Western scholars. In doing so, it constructs a unique multi-cultural domain for the study of literature and its location in culture and society. A prior knowledge of an African or Asian language is not a requirement for admission to this degree. Structure All students are required to take the core course in their first year. Two other courses, one major, one minor, plus a dissertation of 10,000 words must also be completed. Core Module... [-]

MA Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

On this programme students engage with some of the most dynamic and contemporary aspects of Asian and African art, as well as issues of collection, display, representation, tourist art, and shifts between regional, national and global identities. By focusing on theoretical and methodological questions, they are equipped with the terms and approaches needed for in-depth study of contemporary art. This is combined with the study of contemporary art from a range of Asian and African contexts. [+]

MA Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some courses it is an advantage for admission (see individual course descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ courses. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time On this programme students engage with some of the most dynamic and contemporary aspects of Asian and African art, as well as issues of collection, display, representation, tourist art, and shifts between regional, national and global identities. By focusing on theoretical and methodological questions, they are equipped with the terms and approaches needed for in-depth study of contemporary art. This is combined with the study of contemporary art from a range of Asian and African contexts. The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology contains some of the world’s... [-]

MA Critical Media and Cultural Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is the unique Masters-level programme offered that specifically addresses Critical Media and Cultural Studies of the non-Western world. The degree introduces students to the key contemporary issues discussed in Asian and African media and provides them with the opportunity to engage directly in research on an aspect of these media. It has a strong theoretical element, equipping students with the intellectual tools to consider the production, distribution and reception of non-Western media in new ways and to challenge the English-language, Eurocentric approach of most media studies scholarship. [+]

MA Critical Media and Cultural Studies Duration: 1 Year Full Time, 2 or 3 Years Part Time Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum - Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This is the unique Masters-level programme offered that specifically addresses Critical Media and Cultural Studies of the non-Western world. The degree introduces students to the key contemporary issues discussed in Asian and African media and provides them with the opportunity to engage directly in research on an aspect of these media. It has a strong theoretical element, equipping students with the intellectual tools to consider the production, distribution and reception of non-Western media in new ways and to challenge the English-language, Eurocentric approach of most media studies scholarship. While media studies degrees usually concentrate on media production, distribution and reception in North America and Western Europe, this programme considers critical issues in media and cultural studies in their full global complexity, with a focus on the cultures and societies of Asia and Africa and their diasporas. The degree is distinctive in the depth of theoretical and cultural background to contemporary media processes that it provides. Optional courses offer a range of approaches to the critical study of Asian and African discourses, from cinema to music, comparative literature to language, gender, religion, art and archaeology. The programme is designed for students with an interest in critical theory; media professionals seeking alternative ways of understanding the media and culture... [-]

MA Gender and Sexuality

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Gender Studies is widely regarded by a range of employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of relevant employable skills. [+]

MA Gender and Sexuality Programme Code: TBC Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second (2:1) UK BA degree in a relevant subject, 3.6 (USA) or equivalent. Relevant professional and activist experience will be taken into account. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for?: The MA Gender and Sexuality at SOAS aims to cater for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives: those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender and sexuality into their own areas of expertise; and those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies. The programme provides: specialised research training in Gender Studies, in addition to focused study of sexuality as well as gender and sexual diversity. This pathway is suitable for students considering advanced postgraduate research in Gender Studies with a regional specialisation; a broad MA programme for students with some background in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and Area Studies etc. who wish to enhance their knowledge of gender in relation to cross-cultural issues raised by appreciation of the relationship between gender and sexuality... [-]

MA Gender Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

SOAS MA in Gender Studies is unique in that it refocuses issues of Western Gender Studies on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on the expertise of staff across all SOAS faculties, it offers the specialised study of gender in relation to Asian, African and Middle Eastern cultures, together with rigorous training in and questioning of contemporary gender theory. [+]

MA Gender Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only). Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class (II.1) or above honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time SOAS MA in Gender Studies is unique in that it refocuses issues of Western Gender Studies on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on the expertise of staff across all SOAS faculties, it offers the specialised study of gender in relation to Asian, African and Middle Eastern cultures, together with rigorous training in and questioning of contemporary gender theory. Students will have access to a wealth of study resources available in the SOAS Library and in nearby institutions such as the British Library, University College London Library and Senate House Library. The MA in Gender Studies will be administered by the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. Like the MA Area Studies programmes, it will not have a specific departmental home, reflecting its academic structure as an interdisciplinary degree. The SOAS MA in Gender Studies will appeal to students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives: those coming from Women's Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation, especially, but not exclusively, the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender into their own areas... [-]

MA Gender Studies and Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and Legal Theory on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. [+]

MA Gender Studies and Law Programme Code: PGTF0038/PGTP0057/PGTP0058 Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class (II.1) or above honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for?: The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives: those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with legal knowledge, especially, but not exclusively, the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender and law into their own areas of expertise; and those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies etc. This programme provides: specialised research training in Gender Studies, in addition to focused study of feminist legal theories and a particular area of law. This pathway is suitable for students considering advanced postgraduate research in Gender Studies with a regional specialisation; a broad MA programme for students with some background in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and Area Studies etc. who wish to enhance their knowledge of gender in relation to cross-cultural legal issues; a special interest MA, which enables students to study gender issues in depth in... [-]

MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme offers the unique opportunity to critically analyse these developments in a fully global context, across the full range of School of Arts courses in Media, Music and Art and Archaeology. [+]

MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year Part time: 2 or 3 calendar years. 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. Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Over the past decades the creative and cultural industries have become the focus of a huge amount of research and critical debate. As digitisation transforms the media industries, from music streaming to on-demand TV, there has been an increasing recognition of the economic and cultural value of art, museums, video games and 'heritage'. This programme offers the unique opportunity to critically analyse these developments in a fully global context, across the full range of School of Arts courses in Media, Music and Art and Archaeology. Students can tailor their studies to focus on particular regions, art forms or themes, choosing from the wide array of courses that reflect the unique regional focus available at SOAS, and gain access to world-leading experts on the music, culture and traditions of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Alongside critical analysis and regional expertise students can choose from a number of practical hands-on courses, in sound recording, podcasting and broadcasting, that will enable them to enhance their skill-set. This course has been designed for those seeking to work in some capacity in the creative and cultural sector - either as an artist or producer, or in cultural policy, development or analysis. It also... [-]

MA Global Digital Cultures

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme explores the global dimensions of digital culture, focusing on digital creativity and practices in the global South. Students are taught to understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet, exploring their impact and meaning in diverse economic, political and cultural realms. [+]

MA Global Digital Cultures Start of programme: September 2016 Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The emergence of the internet and digital culture has affected all societies, albeit unevenly. This programme explores the global dimensions of digital culture, focusing on digital creativity and practices in the global South. Students are taught to understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet, exploring their impact and meaning in diverse economic, political and cultural realms. They study contemporary theories of the digital and consider their adequacy for understanding the non-Western world, while developing knowledge of a range of research tools for understanding the internet, social media and big data. Students are encouraged to develop arguments about the global dimensions of digital culture in written and oral forms. In addition, they explore the shifting lines between theory and practice by becoming digital adepts, developing collective and individual blogs and acquiring other digital multi-media skills. The programme is designed for those wishing to be active in the growing digital culture markets in the global South; personnel working for NGOs and other organizations involved in new media and development; policymakers for digital innovation; and diplomats faced with new digital diplomacy. It is an excellent platform for those wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD research on global digital cultures. Understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet Explore the impact and meaning of such technologies in diverse economic, political and cultural realms, especially within the global South Become familiar with contemporary theories of... [-]

MA Globalisation and Multinational Corporations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Globalisation and Multinational Corporations (GMC) programme is designed for those engaged in, or aspiring to, professional careers in the public, corporate or not-for-profit sectors related to the political and economic management and regulation of multinational corporations. [+]

MA Globalisation and Multinational Corporations Duration: One calendar year (full time). Two or three years (part time) Minimum Entry Requirements: A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for?: The MA Globalisation and Multinational Corporations (GMC) programme is designed for those engaged in, or aspiring to, professional careers in the public, corporate or not-for-profit sectors related to the political and economic management and regulation of multinational corporations. GMC specifically addresses the requirements of those seeking a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of the role and dynamics of large corporations in the global economy and international affairs. The programme aims to prepare students for a variety of roles in government departments, regulatory agencies, international organisations (such as the OECD or WTO) industry bodies, NGOs, as advisors, managers, researchers or project professionals with multinational corporations, trade unions and advocacy organisations. The programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of CISD and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. In addition to the three core modules of Multinational Enterprises, Global Public Policy and Project Management, students choose other... [-]

MA Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is tailored for students who wish to proceed to further research on the doctoral level on a topic related to the history of the Near and Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia and Africa, but it also makes sense as a stand-alone programme for those who wish to explore a specific topic or question within a shorter period of time. [+]

MA Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language Duration: Full-time: 2 years; Part-time: 4 years Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent); relevant background in the region of specialism Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The programme is tailored for students who wish to proceed to further research on the doctoral level on a topic related to the history of the Near and Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia and Africa, but it also makes sense as a stand-alone programme for those who wish to explore a specific topic or question within a shorter period of time. The two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with a country in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course would enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language. Career opportunities include: Further historical research (PhD) Research positions in government institutions, NGOs, journalism, etc. This is the only Master-level programme in Historical Research Methods focusing on the study of Asia and Africa in the UK. It provides the unique opportunity to develop and carry out a research project under the guidance of regional specialists and thus an ideal preparation for a research degree. It can also be taken with an intensive language pathway over two years, therefore making this programme unique in Europe. Please see the webpage for the Japanese pathway of the programme,... [-]

MA History

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is designed for students with a keen interest in studying the remote as well as the more recent past of the countries, peoples, and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It is also ideal for students who seek to understand the historical conditions of the contemporary world from a global perspective. While the course is open to students with backgrounds in a diverse range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the ideal applicant would have an UG degree in History or a relevant area studies programme, some knowledge of foreign, in particular Asian or African languages, and preferably relevant background in the region of specialism. [+]

MA History Duration: Full-time: 12 months; Part-time: 24 or 36 months Minimum Entry Requirements: Normally, an Upper Second Class Honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard obtained after a course of study extending over not less than three years in a university (or educational institution of university rank), in History, or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The programme is designed for students with a keen interest in studying the remote as well as the more recent past of the countries, peoples, and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It is also ideal for students who seek to understand the historical conditions of the contemporary world from a global perspective. While the course is open to students with backgrounds in a diverse range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the ideal applicant would have an UG degree in History or a relevant area studies programme, some knowledge of foreign, in particular Asian or African languages, and preferably relevant background in the region of specialism. This is one of the few Master-level programmes in History focusing on the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the UK. With its high concentration of expertise of these regions, SOAS can offer an unrivalled breadth of courses on their histories. Apart from the possibility of acquiring regional expertise, the programme also provides a sound... [-]

MA History and Intensive Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world, and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures. While the course is open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal applicant would have an UG degree in History (or a related discipline), some knowledge of foreign, including Asian or African languages, and preferably some relevant background in the region of specialism. [+]

MA History and Intensive Language Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time Minimum Entry Requirements: Normally, an Upper Second Class Honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard obtained after a course of study extending over not less than three years in a university (or educational institution of university rank), in History, or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world, and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures. While the course is open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal applicant would have an UG degree in History (or a related discipline), some knowledge of foreign, including Asian or African languages, and preferably some relevant background in the region of specialism. Graduates will find a wide range of career options open to them, in particular those involving inter-cultural or international contact, such as in international organizations, government institutions, non-profit organizations, and journalism, but also museums, educational institutions, or the publishing sector more generally. It would also be a suitable preparation for students considering embarking on a research degree focusing on one of the regional or topical areas of expertise represented in the department. The two-year intensive language pathway is... [-]

MA History of Art and/or Archaeology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is a unique opportunity to study the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Students concentrate on architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts and have the option of pursuing topics and approaches more archaeological in focus. They consider theoretical and methodological questions and are invited to question the relevance of the disciplinary distinction between History of Art and Archaeology to the study of the non-Western world. Courses cover a time period spanning from antiquity to present-day, contemporary art. [+]

MA History of Art and/or Archaeology Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some courses it is an advantage for admission (see individual course descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ courses. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme is a unique opportunity to study the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Students concentrate on architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts and have the option of pursuing topics and approaches more archaeological in focus. They consider theoretical and methodological questions and are invited to question the relevance of the disciplinary distinction between History of Art and Archaeology to the study of the non-Western world. Courses cover a time period spanning from antiquity to present-day, contemporary art. The Department of the History of Art and... [-]

MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is an unrivalled opportunity to study the arts of China, Korea and Japan. Students consider a wide range of East Asian arts, from Chinese archaeology to Japanese prints, Korean installation works to Buddhist monuments, exploring their specificity and the links between them, in historical and contemporary periods. In many parts of East Asia archaeological evidence is key to understanding early societies. The programme therefore relates excavated materials to the history of art. [+]

MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some courses it is an advantage for admission (see individual course descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ courses. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme is an unrivalled opportunity to study the arts of China, Korea and Japan. Students consider a wide range of East Asian arts, from Chinese archaeology to Japanese prints, Korean installation works to Buddhist monuments, exploring their specificity and the links between them, in historical and contemporary periods. In many parts of East Asia archaeological evidence is key to understanding early societies. The programme therefore relates excavated materials to the history of art. The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology contains some of the world’s leading experts in... [-]

MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia and Intensive Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This two-year programme combines the strengths of the MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia with intensive language training in Japanese or Korean. Students study the arts of China, Korea and Japan, exploring a wide range of East Asian arts, from Chinese archaeology to Japanese prints, Korean installation works to Buddhist monuments, in historical and contemporary periods. Instruction in the language of their choice is provided by teachers in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. By the end of the programme, which includes a summer language school abroad, students have received sufficient instruction to reach near-proficiency in the language. [+]

MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia and Intensive Language Duration: Two years (full-time). Four years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. The Japanese pathway offers beginner and intermediate entry levels. For further information please see the webpage for the [MA....and Intensive Language Japanese] in the pages of the Japan and Korea department. The Korean pathway is designed for beginner learners of Korean. Students with prior knowledge of Korean are advised to contact the programme convenor, Dr Anders Karlsson (ak49@soas.ac.uk). Students will take four course units in the Korean language, one of them at a Korean university during the summer after year 1. Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This two-year programme combines the strengths of the MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia with intensive language training in Japanese or Korean. Students study the arts of China, Korea and Japan, exploring a wide range of East Asian arts, from Chinese archaeology to Japanese prints, Korean installation works to Buddhist monuments, in historical and contemporary periods. Instruction in the language of their choice is provided by teachers in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. By the end of the programme, which includes a summer language school abroad,... [-]

MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Islamic Middle East has given rise to an impressive material culture that continues in the present. This programme covers an area stretching from Islamic Spain through the Arab countries, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia in diverse historical periods. It offers students an unmatched opportunity to study particular regions or categories of art, including Fatimid art; the architecture and urbanism of Morocco; Arab, Persian and Turkish painting; the calligraphy and illumination of the Qur'an; Mamluk art and architecture; the arts and architecture of the Ottomans in Turkey and the Balkans; and the material culture of western Iran. Archaeological issues of the Islamic Middle East are also considered. [+]

MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some courses it is an advantage for admission (see individual course descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ courses. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The Islamic Middle East has given rise to an impressive material culture that continues in the present. This programme covers an area stretching from Islamic Spain through the Arab countries, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia in diverse historical periods. It offers students an unmatched opportunity to study particular regions or categories of art, including Fatimid art; the architecture and urbanism of Morocco; Arab, Persian and Turkish painting; the calligraphy and illumination of the Qur'an; Mamluk art and architecture; the arts and architecture of the Ottomans in Turkey and the... [-]

MA in Chinese Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Chinese Law allows students to study Chinese law in depth, looking at areas such as foundations of Chinese Law, Commerce and Human Rights. [+]

MA in Chinese Law Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Chinese Law allows students to study Chinese law in depth, looking at areas such as foundations of Chinese Law, Commerce and Human Rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following courses associated with the Chinese Law specialisation: Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for... [-]

MA in Cultural Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The aim of the programme is to offer grounding in the theories on Cultural Studies which draws on Marxism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Post-Marxism, Feminism, and Post-Modernism and their use, application and adaption in the cross-cultural contexts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. [+]

MA in Cultural Studies Duration: Full time - 1 year Part time - 2 or 3 years Minimum Entry Requirements: Equivalent of a UK 2:1 degree Start of programme: September intake only The aim of the programme is to offer grounding in the theories on Cultural Studies which draws on Marxism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Post-Marxism, Feminism, and Post-Modernism and their use, application and adaption in the cross-cultural contexts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It provides an examination of the main historical concepts in Western culture such as ideology, power, class, identity, race, nation, subjectivity, representation, and memory and how these are challenged by scholars working in non-Western cultures of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The aim is to explore the different and plural cultural histories and memories of these contexts to which Cultural Studies must adapt. Theoretical paradigms covered will reflect on issues of class, ‘race’, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, representation and religion. The course will investigate central questions of epistemology and methodology in relation to the application of Cultural Studies theories in non-Western contexts. The programme is theory and practice based and therefore, it draws on case studies from a diversity of cultural practices, genres and contexts to elucidate complex theoretical concepts and challenge their limitations and/or validity in the context of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The programme aims to equip students with sufficient knowledge to understand and evaluate the way in which Cultural Studies theories and methods are used in cross-cultural contexts and hence develop... [-]

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. [+]

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following courses... [-]

MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of law. Environmental law is one of the most challenging fields that has grown very rapidly over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. [+]

MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development Duration: One year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only). Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of law. Environmental law is one of the most challenging fields that has grown very rapidly over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. At SOAS, we understand the environment in a broad sense which includes not only environmental issues strictly speaking but also all the links that they have with other areas such as natural resources, human rights, economic development trade or intellectual property rights. The SOAS degree offers a distinct mix of modules that covers all the main areas of environmental law in their international and national dimensions. The international and global nature of many environmental issues makes the international law component a key part of the MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. We offer all the general topics that make up the core of international environmental law. Additionally, we focus specifically on the North-South dimension of international environmental issues given the key role this plays in most international environmental negotiations. The MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development specifically seeks to put international environmental law in its national context and examines the broad legal frameworks negotiated at the international... [-]

MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural offers students the unique opportunity to study in-depth regional cinemas outside the now standard research topographies, both geographical and theoretical, of mainstream cinema studies, so opening up avenues for advanced research in areas and methodologies as yet untapped. [+]

MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural Duration: 1 Year Full Time, 2 or 3 Years Part Time Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full-time The MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural offers students the unique opportunity to study in-depth regional cinemas outside the now standard research topographies, both geographical and theoretical, of mainstream cinema studies, so opening up avenues for advanced research in areas and methodologies as yet untapped. Alternatively, it provides an avenue of study for those simply wishing to obtain a post-graduate qualification in Cinema Studies without being confined to a European- and/or American-centric world-view.The degree is designed around a compulsory core module, Cinema, Nation and the Transcultural, that simultaneously challenges existing critical paradigms defining 'national cinema' in the simplistic terms of geographical zones of production and reception, while offering alternative methodological approaches to the study of cinema within the local/global, inter-cultural contexts of the post-modern world. The elective elements of the degree allow students the opportunity to specialize in one or more of the many regional cinemas on offer in the School: Japanese, Chinese (mainland, Hong Kong & Taiwanese), mainland and maritime South East Asian, Indian, Iranian, Middle Eastern and African). It also enables students to combine specialist film studies knowledge with a minor module in an Asian or African language or to advance their social and cultural knowledge of a given region through an ethnographic module. Alternatively,... [-]

MA in Global Media and Postnational Communication

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme focuses on the dynamic developments in media and communications within Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It examines the growing significance of these regions as the locations of new media players and new cultural genres, of complex audience involvements with mediated communication and as the sites of critical and creative responses to globalization processes. It challenges Eurocentric approaches to the study of media and provides a unique opportunity to study the media and communications environments of the non-Western world. [+]

MA in Global Media and Postnational Communication Duration: 1 Year Full Time, 2 or 3 Years Part Time Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme focuses on the dynamic developments in media and communications within Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It examines the growing significance of these regions as the locations of new media players and new cultural genres, of complex audience involvements with mediated communication and as the sites of critical and creative responses to globalization processes. It challenges Eurocentric approaches to the study of media and provides a unique opportunity to study the media and communications environments of the non-Western world. Students consider the dynamics of globalization and its critiques, the roles and nature of communications technologies and mediated content within these processes, and consequent changes in the nature of political, economic, financial, social and cultural activity. They develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical, methodological and empirical issues involved in the analysis of non-western media and communications within historical and contemporary contexts, and explore media dynamics in global civil society. A particular focus is the role that media have played in both defining and challenging processes of nation-building and providing spaces for the articulation of other forms of identity-formation, including those among minority ethnic, diasporic, exilic and refugee populations. The programme suits anyone with an interest in non-Western media and communications; journalists who wish to... [-]

MA in Historical Research Methods

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Historical Research Methods is designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the research training guidelines favoured by UK Research Councils. It is intended for students with a good first degree in history, or who possess a taught Masters degree in history. Most students would be expected to progress to a research degree in history at the end of the degree, but it is also possible to take it as a stand-alone programme. [+]

MA in Historical Research Methods Duration: Full-time: 12 months; Part-time: 24 or 36 months Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent); relevant background in the region of specialism Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Historical Research Methods is designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the research training guidelines favoured by UK Research Councils. It is intended for students with a good first degree in history, or who possess a taught Masters degree in history. Most students would be expected to progress to a research degree in history at the end of the degree, but it is also possible to take it as a stand-alone programme. Students must complete a programme in research training and submit a dissertation on an approved topic which is connected to the core course of this programme (Sources and Research Design in Historical Research). As part of this course candidates must also submit a number of research related assignments which, taken together with the dissertation, are equivalent to approximately 30,000 words. Structure Core Course Sources and Research Design in Historical Research (1.0 unit) This course provides one-to-one training in research design and in the use of sources for a specific region under the guidance of the MA dissertation supervisor. It is assessed by 2 essays (10,000 words in total). The first is normally on source-based problems and the second on research design which is linked to the dissertation topic. Structure of the Programme... [-]

MA in Human Rights Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. [+]

MA in Human Rights Law Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following courses associated with the Human Rights specialisation: Please note: Not all modules... [-]

MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law allows students to learn about commercial law and its application in the globalised world. The modules available cover a broad range of geographical and legal areas, including comparative law, economic approaches to law, law and globalisation, banking and finance, Islamic, Chinese and Middle Eastern law, labour law, copyright, trade law, fraud, multinational enterprises and the WTO. [+]

MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law allows students to learn about commercial law and its application in the globalised world. The modules available cover a broad range of geographical and legal areas, including comparative law, economic approaches to law, law and globalisation, banking and finance, Islamic, Chinese and Middle Eastern law, labour law, copyright, trade law, fraud, multinational enterprises and the WTO. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The... [-]

MA in International Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA in International Law Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following courses associated with the International Law specialisation: Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please... [-]

MA in Iranian Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA in Iranian Studies enables students to critically assess the historical development of Iranian society, economics and culture within the context of the wider west Asian area and to appreciate the complexity of the history and cultural make up of Iran. [+]

MA in Iranian Studies Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Among all universities in Europe and North America SOAS host the biggest concentration of research and teaching staff working on Iranian history, politics, economics, religions, art and archeology, linguistics, Persian language and literature, media, film, anthropology and music. SOAS has the resources to offer a comprehensive, critical perspective on a variety of aspects of Iranian society and culture and go beyond the contemporary public debates around this country. The MA in Iranian Studies enables students to critically assess the historical development of Iranian society, economics and culture within the context of the wider west Asian area and to appreciate the complexity of the history and cultural make up of Iran. The flexible study programme and interdisciplinary curriculum will enrich students knowledge about the religious and politico-cultural influences affecting contemporary Iran and the region it is embedded in. Students will develop a critical understanding of the literature and/or of Iran and the diaspora and gain an understanding of Iran in the context of the Middle East with respect to gender, politics, Islam, music, and migration (minor course options). Persian language and literature will also be studied. Structure Students take 4 units in total: the Core Course (1 unit), the Dissertation (1 unit) and two further courses from the Optional Courses lists (2 units). Core Course Iran: History, Culture, Politics - 15PNMC405 (1... [-]

MA in Islamic Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA in Islamic Law Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners in their specialised fields. To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following... [-]

MA in Law, Culture and Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Law, Culture and Society allows students to study the relationships between law, society and cultural belief, broadly conceived. It gives students the opportunity to study direct impact of the law on commercial and governmental cultures, as well as the interactions between feminism and legal theory, and ethnic minorities and the law, amongst many others. [+]

MA in Law, Culture and Society Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Law, Culture and Society allows students to study the relationships between law, society and cultural belief, broadly conceived. It gives students the opportunity to study direct impact of the law on commercial and governmental cultures, as well as the interactions between feminism and legal theory, and ethnic minorities and the law, amongst many others. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the... [-]

MA in Law, Development and Globalisation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Law, Development and Globalisation allows students to study the relationships between law and development in the context of a globalising world. It gives students the opportunity to study the complex relationship between these processes and legal systems in an international and comparative context, with the opportunity to focus on a broad range of areas including: imperialism, inequality, finance and commerce. [+]

MA in Law, Development and Globalisation Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Law, Development and Globalisation allows students to study the relationships between law and development in the context of a globalising world. It gives students the opportunity to study the complex relationship between these processes and legal systems in an international and comparative context, with the opportunity to focus on a broad range of areas including: imperialism, inequality, finance and commerce. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can... [-]

MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive specialized research training in Migration and Diaspora Studies, including a relevant language, which will prepare them to proceed to advanced postgraduate research in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS or elsewhere. [+]

MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies Duration: One calendar year (Full-Time) Two or three years (Part-Time, daytime only) The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework. 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) Start of programme: September only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive specialized research training in Migration and Diaspora Studies, including a relevant language, which will prepare them to proceed to advanced postgraduate research in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS or elsewhere. This MA is designed to appeal to students from a variety of backgrounds who: Wish to know more of the transnational nature of the modern world; Wish to continue their anthropological study at a postgraduate level and engage in critical contemporary theory; Wish to understand cultural transformation from a global perspective; Come from other disciplines, such as Law or Politics, and now wish to incorporate an anthropological perspective on issues of migration and diaspora. The degree offers students a chance to pursue specialist interests by a considered selection of courses to suit their individual needs. It provides: A broad-based MA for students who wish to enhance their knowledge in light of continuing contemporary research;... [-]

MA Intensive South Asian Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The two-year MA Intensive South Asian Studies offers comprehensive language-based training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. [+]

MA Intensive South Asian Studies Duration: Two Years Full Time Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time The two-year MA Intensive South Asian Studies offers comprehensive language-based training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Students on the programme take four taught courses at SOAS during their first year, of which a course at an appropriate level in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali or Urdu and the course ‘The Politics of Culture in Contemporary South Asia’ are core. In addition to the two core courses, students must choose courses to the value of 90 credits from the list of options advertised for the MA South Asian Area Studies. The disciplines available include Anthropology, Art and Archaeology, Cinema, Cultural and Regional Studies, Economics, History, Law, Literature, Music, Politics, and Study of Religions. In their second year, students will undertake an extended period of study attached to a university or research institute in India, Pakistan or Nepal (the location depending on their choice of language), where they will further develop their language proficiency and conduct research for an extended dissertation. The second half of the second year will be taken up with the writing of the dissertation under close supervision back in London. The programme is aimed at students pursuing careers in the academic world, business, government and the media that require a skill set which encompasses disciplinary rigour, comprehensive area knowledge and cultural and linguistic fluencies. No prior knowledge of a... [-]

MA International Journalisms

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course draws upon the unique positioning of SOAS in higher education in order to examine how such tensions affect contemporary journalistic representations of the Global South and how they relate to different cultural, political, technological and historical contexts. Therefore this course springs from a pluralistic critical perspective: seeking to analyse how others represent Southern countries and events and how Southern actors seek to represent themselves. This contrasts strongly with other Journalism MAs taught in the UK, which are usually constrained by the norms and priorities of British professional accreditation bodies. [+]

MA International Journalisms Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum good second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Understanding journalism is crucial in today’s mediated world. The spread of the Internet, social media and the advent of comparatively cheap communications technology holds out the promise of enabling a more diverse range of actors to shape journalism. The forms and practices involved in such journalism could also enable greater inclusivity, supporting a range of progressive aims such as advocacy, peace, development and greater intercultural understanding. At the same time, widespread cost-cutting in mainstream journalism and the speeded-up journalistic practices used to service multiple delivery platforms threaten to further entrench the norms and definitional advantages of the wealthy and powerful because of their greater ability to subsidise journalism through public relations material. This course draws upon the unique positioning of SOAS in higher education in order to examine how such tensions affect contemporary journalistic representations of the Global South and how they relate to different cultural, political, technological and historical contexts. Therefore this course springs from a pluralistic critical perspective: seeking to analyse how others represent Southern countries and events and how Southern actors seek to represent themselves. This contrasts strongly with other Journalism MAs taught in the UK, which are usually constrained by the norms and priorities of British professional accreditation bodies. Structure Two Compulsory Units Theoretical Approaches to International Journalisms - 15PMSC032 (1 Unit) - Full Year At least two... [-]

MA International Studies and Diplomacy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. [+]

MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy Duration: MA: One calendar year (full time). Two or three years (part time). PGDip: One academic year (full time). Two academic years (part time). Minimum Entry Requirements: A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. It is not always necessary to have a first degree in a discipline directly related to the programme. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. ISD aims to prepare students for a variety of roles, such as working within a Foreign Service or other government department; international civil service (such as the United Nations or European Union); international NGOs (working in fields such as development, humanitarian assistance and conflict resolution); multinational corporations and international media. The programme also suits those engaged in or considering research roles within a policy think tank, risk analysis organisation or doctoral programme and seeking to deepen their academic and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. The programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of CISD and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East)... [-]

MA in the Study of Contemporary Pakistan

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

Do you want to enhance your understanding of the cultural, political and economic history of Pakistan? The MA in the Study of Contemporary Pakistan provides a comprehensive and critical approach to Pakistan: its complex and vibrant culture, politics, economics, law, religious history and current trends. SOAS hosts one of the biggest concentration of research and teaching staff who specialise on Pakistan related topics. You will have an opportunity to interact and work closely with them. The Programme of Study will introduce you to the latest research topics, methods and debates in the field. It will prepare you to critically assess the diverse complexities of one of the most reported on countries in the world. [+]

Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Do you want to enhance your understanding of the cultural, political and economic history of Pakistan? The MA in the Study of Contemporary Pakistan provides a comprehensive and critical approach to Pakistan: its complex and vibrant culture, politics, economics, law, religious history and current trends. SOAS hosts one of the biggest concentration of research and teaching staff who specialise on Pakistan related topics. You will have an opportunity to interact and work closely with them. The Programme of Study will introduce you to the latest research topics, methods and debates in the field. It will prepare you to critically assess the diverse complexities of one of the most reported on countries in the world. Optional language training is available for those who aspire to a research degree. The degree is enhanced by the activities of a Research Centre dedicated to the Study of Pakistan. The Centre is part of the wider South Asian research cluster at SOAS. Centre for the Study of Pakistan Students are encouraged to join in the activities of the vibrant centre (http://www.soas.ac.uk/csp/), which runs fortnightly seminars and workshops, and an Annual Lecture. MUSA The Centre for Pakistan supports MUSA, recently launched, a postgraduate research forum for the study of Muslim South Asia. Internships Several summer internships are currently available to run alongside the MA degree. Please contact the convenors or the SOAS careers office for details. For further details, please visit SOAS... [-]

MA Islamic Societies and Cultures

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This MA programme studies many aspects of the world of Islam, from its early development to its modern trends. Its primary objective is to approach the study of Islam through a variety of disciplines, cultural contexts and periods. The programme examines Islamic tradition, law and art, as well as the place of Islam in modern politics and alongside other religions. The degree may be considered as a preparation for research or as a way of completing a liberal education. [+]

MA Islamic Societies and Cultures Duration: One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Subjects Preferred: Applicants are not required to have previous academic experience of this subject, although a strong interest in Islamic societies and cultures is of course expected. Start of programme: September intake only This MA programme studies many aspects of the world of Islam, from its early development to its modern trends. Its primary objective is to approach the study of Islam through a variety of disciplines, cultural contexts and periods. The programme examines Islamic tradition, law and art, as well as the place of Islam in modern politics and alongside other religions. The degree may be considered as a preparation for research or as a way of completing a liberal education. Structure Candidates will take three taught courses (one major and two minor) and write a dissertation of 10,000 words. The major must be a course from List A, each of which treats subjects of general interest throughout the Islamic world. The MA Islamic Societies and Cultures is an interdisciplinary (multi-subject) degree. Therefore applicants must choose their Major in a subject different from their Minors. Both Minors may be in the same subject, but not the same subject as the Major. Students may not take more than one language course, and may not take a language course as their Major. The subjects available are: Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, History,... [-]

MA Islamic Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA offers the students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur'an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, and so provides a unique training in the translation of Islamic religious material. The degree is designed to benefit academics, teachers of Islam in other institutions, translators of Islamic material into English in research centres, government departments and da'wa centres. It provides excellent research training and is a useful qualification for those who wish to progress to higher postgraduate degrees. [+]

MA Islamic Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours BA (or equivalent) in Arabic. An upper second class honours BA / BSc degree in any other subject is an acceptable qualification providing it is accompanied by the required level of Arabic language: students should be able to read and understand original Classical Arabic texts, such as Qur'an, Hadith, Tafsir, Sirah, Fiqh. Start of programme: September intake only The MA offers the students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur'an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, and so provides a unique training in the translation of Islamic religious material. The degree is designed to benefit academics, teachers of Islam in other institutions, translators of Islamic material into English in research centres, government departments and da'wa centres. It provides excellent research training and is a useful qualification for those who wish to progress to higher postgraduate degrees. Structure Students take three taught units (one major, two minor) and write a 10,000 word dissertation. Two courses, including the major, must be taken from Group A. The third unit can be from Group A or B. Normally no more than two translation items may be taken. Group A Early and Medieval Arabic Linguistic Thought: Scholarship and Literature - 15PNMC410 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2016/2017 Qur'an and Hadith Studies - 15PNMC006 (1 Unit) - Full Year The Qur'an:Language,Style and Translation in English - 15PNMC142 (1 Unit) -... [-]

MA Israeli Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Israeli Studies is an interdisciplinary degree which explores the history, culture, politics, language and music of Israel. The programme is based on a modular system, so the subjects covered can be as diverse as the political thought of Vladimir Jabotinsky, Christian Zionism, the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, the rise of Palestinian nationalism, the struggle of Soviet Jews for emigration, the writings of Mendele Moykher-Sforim, the music of the hasidim, Palestinian Islamism, the teachings of the Rambam and the Ramban. [+]

MA Israeli Studies Duration: The MA is taken full-time over one year or part-time over two or three years. Minimum Entry Requirements: The usual qualification for entry is a good first degree in a relevant field. However, the School is keen to offer the course to those with a real passion for the subject, who wish to develop a strong interest within an academic framework. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MA Israeli Studies is an interdisciplinary degree which explores the history, culture, politics, language and music of Israel. The programme is based on a modular system, so the subjects covered can be as diverse as the political thought of Vladimir Jabotinsky, Christian Zionism, the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, the rise of Palestinian nationalism, the struggle of Soviet Jews for emigration, the writings of Mendele Moykher-Sforim, the music of the hasidim, Palestinian Islamism, the teachings of the Rambam and the Ramban. Structure The programme consists of: Three taught courses - one major subject and two minor - which start in October and finish in April Two essays - to be completed by the end of the winter and spring terms respectively A three-hour examination in May or June A dissertation in the major subject to be completed by the following September Course Options Two Israeli Studies courses (one major and one minor) from: Zionist Ideology Israel, the Arab World and the Palestinians Modern Israel through its Culture A Historical Approach to... [-]

MA Japanese Language Learning and Teaching

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme offers you extensive instruction in the theory of Japanese language learning, teaching and research methods. If you are seeking an advanced level training course or to pursue a career in higher education, research or publishing, this programme is for you. [+]

MA Japanese Language Learning and Teaching Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second-class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), or a BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma-level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). Native or native-like proficiency in Japanese. Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme offers you extensive instruction in the theory of Japanese language learning, teaching and research methods. If you are seeking an advanced level training course or to pursue a career in higher education, research or publishing, this programme is for you. This programme focuses on the practical study of second language acquisition and Japanese language teaching in relation to linguistic theory, specifically in higher education. The programme includes teaching on how to evaluate published materials and research papers related to Japanese language teaching, conducting pedagogical research, as well as designing teaching materials and lesson plans. Structure Students take core modules up to the value of three full units plus a 10,000-word dissertation. This includes two core compulsory modules, Language Pedagogy and Japanese Language Learning and Teaching. For those who have not previously studied linguistics an introductory module, Introduction to the Study of Language (ISL), is required. The remaining units can be taken from the list of optional modules. Core Modules Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy - 15PLIC015 (1 Unit) - Full Year Japanese Language Learning and Teaching -... [-]

MA Japanese Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory. [+]

MA Japanese Literature Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), plus linguistic competence in Japanese Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory. This degree is designed either as an end qualification in itself or to prepare the student for more advanced graduate work (MPhil/PhD). Incoming students will be expected to have completed the equivalent of the first two years of undergraduate language study at SOAS in Japanese. Structure Students are required to complete three compulsory courses and a language option, as well as a 10,000 word dissertation. The compulsory courses include two half-unit literature courses using Japanese texts in English translation. Students select one language option from the list below as a minor subject. Compulsory courses Japanese Traditional Drama (Masters) - 15PEAH013 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Modern Japanese Literature (Masters) - 15PEAH012 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Theory and techniques of Comparative Literature - 15PCSC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year Language options (students choose one unit only) Readings in Pre-Modern Japanese Literature (Masters) - 15PJKC005 (1 Unit) - Full Year Readings in Modern Japanese Literature - 15PJKC003 (1 Unit) - Full Year Practical Translation: English into Japanese - 15PJKH002 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Practical Translation:... [-]

MA Japanese Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

SOAS offers the most comprehensive MA in Japanese Studies available anywhere in Europe. Students are able to choose courses that cover all of Japan’s historical periods, from the earliest to the present and ranging over the social and political sciences as well as humanities. [+]

MA Japanese Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time), Two or three (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time SOAS offers the most comprehensive MA in Japanese Studies available anywhere in Europe. Students are able to choose courses that cover all of Japan’s historical periods, from the earliest to the present and ranging over the social and political sciences as well as humanities. The students who take this degree come from many countries and have a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Some have already studied, or lived in, Japan and wish to broaden their knowledge or understanding. Others wish to focus their previous training on the region, while still others will come from Japan or other East Asian countries wishing to study Japan from the perspective of a different culture and academic tradition. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement of the course. Language courses, however, are popular options. SOAS has its own Japan Research Centre and shares the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures with the University of East Anglia. Both can be of great benefit to students. Also see the Dual Degree Programme in Global Studies between SOAS and Sophia University (Tokyo). Structure Students take three course units (three full units, six half units, or a combination). One of the units is designated as a major, in relation to which students complete... [-]

MA Japanese Studies (Dual Degree Programme)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Sophia University's Graduate Programme in Global Studies (GPGS) and the Department of Japan and Korea at SOAS, University of London have launched a Dual Degree Program (DDP) which allows students to benefit from the combined resources of two of the world's leading institutions in Japanese Studies, located in two major global cities – Tokyo and London. [+]

MA Japanese Studies (Dual Degree Programme) with Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Duration: 2 years Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Sophia University's Graduate Programme in Global Studies (GPGS) and the Department of Japan and Korea at SOAS, University of London have launched a Dual Degree Program (DDP) which allows students to benefit from the combined resources of two of the world's leading institutions in Japanese Studies, located in two major global cities – Tokyo and London. Students will typically study one year at GPGS and one year at SOAS and, after fulfilling the requirements of the two programmes, receive two degrees: an MA from Sophia and an MA from SOAS. DDP students widen their intellectual horizons by taking classes at two of the world’s leading institutions in Japanese Studies. Supervision of student theses or graduation projects by prominent scholars at both institutions encourages multiple perspectives on Japanese Studies. Applications from GPGS students for study at SOAS starting in September are now being accepted. Students entering the GPGS in April typically apply for admission to SOAS during their 1st semester, spend their 2nd and 3rd semesters at SOAS, and return to Sophia in their 4th semester to complete their GPGS requirements. Students entering the GPGS in September typically apply for admission to SOAS in their 2nd semester, spend their 3rd and 4th semesters at SOAS, and return to Sophia in their 5th semester to complete the GPGS requirements. [-]

MA Korean Language Learning and Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme offers those with an interest in Korean language learning and teaching extensive practical and rigorous theoretical training. The programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to succeed, whether you are interested in pursuing a career in linguistic research or Korean teaching. [+]

MA Korean Language Learning and Teaching Duration: One year full time Two or three years part time Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second-class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), a related subject (Korean Language and Literature, Korean Language Education), BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma-level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). Native or native-like proficiency in Korean. Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? This programme offers those with an interest in Korean language learning and teaching extensive practical and rigorous theoretical training. The programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to succeed, whether you are interested in pursuing a career in linguistic research or Korean teaching. You will study general areas of linguistic inquiry and study how they relate to the study of second language acquisition and language teaching. You will also learn about teaching Korean in higher education. Throughout the degree, you will evaluate published materials (e.g. textbooks) and research papers related to Korean language teaching, conduct pedagogical research, and design teaching materials and lesson plans. Structure Students take core courses up to the value of three full units plus a 10,000-word dissertation. This includes two core compulsory courses, Language Pedagogy and Korean Language Learning and Teaching. For those who have not previously studied linguistics an introductory course, Introduction to... [-]

MA Korean Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme suits anyone interested in the literary cultures of Korea, as well as students of literature with no prior knowledge of Korean literature who are looking for new areas of inquiry. The programme will benefit anyone wishing to pursue a research degree (MPhil/PhD) afterwards. It also provides a solid basis for anyone wishing to pursue a career in literary translation or publishing. [+]

MA Korean Literature Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MA in Korean Literature aims to: provide extensive, critical knowledge of pre-modern and modern Korean literary traditions; develop advanced competency in reading and understanding literary works in Korean, and literary translation skills into English; develop advanced skills in research, analysis, and critical method in the study of Korean literature, with consideration to socio-historical context and comparative approaches; serve as a foundation for students who wish to pursue further research or work in the fields of literary translation, writing and publishing. The programme suits anyone interested in the literary cultures of Korea, as well as students of literature with no prior knowledge of Korean literature who are looking for new areas of inquiry. Incoming students will be expected to have completed at least the equivalent of two years of undergraduate Korean language study. Students with knowledge of classical Chinese (hanja) will be encouraged to read pre-modern texts in the original classical Chinese. The programme will benefit anyone wishing to pursue a research degree (MPhil/PhD) afterwards. It also provides a solid basis for anyone wishing to pursue a career in literary translation or publishing. Structure Students are required to take three taught units and to write a dissertation of 10,000 words. Two of the taught units are compulsory; the third is selected from... [-]

MA Korean Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree is designed either to prepare the student for advanced graduate work in a wide range of subjects related to Korea or as an end/qualification in itself. The programme explores the history, politics, art, music and literature of Korea, as well as providing opportunities to study the languages of the region. [+]

MA Korean Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only This degree is designed either to prepare the student for advanced graduate work in a wide range of subjects related to Korea or as an end/qualification in itself. The programme explores the history, politics, art, music and literature of Korea, as well as providing opportunities to study the languages of the region. The MA in Korean Studies consists of four components. Students choose one major course and two minor courses from the lists on the Course Detail page. Students who plan to go on to further research can take a higher-level Korean language course as a minor. Students take three taught courses and must also complete a 10,000-word dissertation on an approved topic. Structure Students choose three taught units. One of these units must be a major and two units must be minors. Students can choose all three units from List A or two units from List A and one from List B. No more than one course can be chosen from List B. List A Majors or Minors Topics in Modern Korean History - 15PEAC059 (1 Unit) - Full Year Topics in the History of Traditional Korea - 15PEAC053 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2016/2017 Topics in the History and Structure of the Korean Language - 15PEAC060 (1 Unit) - Full Year International politics... [-]

MA Language Documentation and Description

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA programme in Language Documentation and Description is intended for students who wish to specialise in the documentation and description of languages, with a focus on minority and endangered languages. This specialist MA is characterised by an integrated core of subject offerings that are oriented around issues in language documentation and description, plus a series of options in linguistics, applied linguistics, and language studies. [+]

MA Language Documentation and Description Duration: One calendar year (full-time), two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper-second class degree (or equivalent) Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Today, there are around 6-7,000 languages spoken in the world and it is widely agreed that at least half of those are under threat of extinction within 50 to 100 years. Language documentation is a new sub-discipline within linguistics that has emerged as a response to the growing crisis of language endangerment. It emphasises data collection methodologies, in two ways: first, in encouraging researchers to collect and record a wide range of linguistic phenomena in genuine communicative situations; and secondly, in its use of high quality sound and video recording to make sure that the results are the best possible record of the language. The MA programme in Language Documentation and Description is intended for students who wish to specialise in the documentation and description of languages, with a focus on minority and endangered languages. This specialist MA is characterised by an integrated core of subject offerings that are oriented around issues in language documentation and description, plus a series of options in linguistics, applied linguistics, and language studies. The programme is formulated with two main pathways: MA Language Documentation and Description [Language Support and Revitalisation] provides an introductory overview of the study of language as well as courses geared at enabling students... [-]

MA Languages and Cultures of South Asia

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree provides a coherent combination of courses in South Asian languages and their associated literatures and cultures; it leads to an advanced level of understanding of one aspect of South Asian civilization, together with a broader appreciation of the linguistic and literary culture of the subcontinent. The ‘Directed Readings’ courses, available in several modern languages, have a flexible curriculum which allows them to accommodate the interests of individual students or groups of students. [+]

MA Languages and Cultures of South Asia Duration: One calendar year (full time); Two or three years (part time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours or equivalent Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This degree provides a coherent combination of courses in South Asian languages and their associated literatures and cultures; it leads to an advanced level of understanding of one aspect of South Asian civilization, together with a broader appreciation of the linguistic and literary culture of the subcontinent. The ‘Directed Readings’ courses, available in several modern languages, have a flexible curriculum which allows them to accommodate the interests of individual students or groups of students. The MA will provide, inter alia, an appropriate training for students wishing to proceed to postgraduate research in South Asian studies; its focus on South Asian language, culture and literature distinguishes it from the interdisciplinary perspective of the MA in South Asian Area Studies on the one hand and the MA in Comparative Literature on the other. Structure Students take three taught courses, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000 word dissertation related to the major. Candidates who wish to take a language at other than introductory level will be assessed at the start of the term to determine the most appropriate level of study. Part-time students (two years) will take two courses in the first year (normally their Minors) and the Major and dissertation in the... [-]

MA Legal Studies (General Programme)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing modules from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA Legal Studies (General Programme) Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing modules from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate their study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before they begin their MA. Students take taught modules to the value of 3.0 full units, and complete a 10,000 word dissertation worth 1.0 units. Students who wish to graduate with an MA in Legal Studies (General Programme) must select a minimum of 2.0 units from the Law Postgraduate Modules list. Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for information. A... [-]

MA Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Linguistics at SOAS is a modular programme which combines the intensive study of the core areas of formal linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics - with a choice of options in different areas of the discipline. [+]

MA Linguistics Duration: One calendar year (full-time), two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Modern linguistics is the scientific study of all aspects of the world’s languages from their sound systems and grammatical structure through to the interaction of language with culture, the study of meaning in language, and the use of language in modern technology. Linguists try to establish what types of structures are shared by different languages and the extent to which language may differ from each other. MA Linguistics at SOAS is a modular programme which combines the intensive study of the core areas of formal linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics - with a choice of options in different areas of the discipline. The programme is run on a modular basis to suit the needs of the following four categories of students: Those with a degree in linguistics who wish to pursue more regional and language-based study; Those with a degree in linguistics who wish to pursue more research-oriented topics before proceeding to a research degree; Those with little or no previous training in linguistics who wish to acquire a knowledge of the discipline; Those with little or no previous training in linguistics who wish to take the degree as a conversion course before; proceeding to a research degree. The course can... [-]

MA Linguistics and Intensive Language

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This two-year programme is meant for students who wish to combine rigorous training in the discipline of linguistics, with the intensive study of one or more African or Asian languages. [+]

MA Linguistics and Language Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper-second class degree (or equivalent) Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full-time Who is this programme for?: The programme is run on a modular basis to suit students with little or no training in linguistics who: Wish to acquire a more profound knowledge of the discipline or take the degree as a conversion course before proceeding to a research degree. Are looking to gain a working knowledge of an Asian, Middle Eastern or African language. This two-year programme is meant for students who wish to combine rigorous training in the discipline of linguistics, with the intensive study of one or more African or Asian languages. At the end of the programme students will be able to embark on professional careers in language-related fields with emphasis on the region in which the language chosen for the programme is spoken. They will also be able to undertake further study, e.g. for a research degree in linguistics. The programme is built on the MA Linguistics and includes all parts of this programme (4 units). In addition, it includes 4 units of language study, delivered by relevant departments in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures, resulting in a unique two-year programme. Languages are available at Beginners' or Intermediate level. For some languages, a special research period in the country where the language is spoken may be included. Please click on the links below to view the... [-]

MA Media and the Middle East

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This unique degree takes up the study of the relationship between politics, culture and communication in the Middle East. The course draws on theoretical approaches central to the study of culture, politics, society and communication to critically assess the continuously changing media and cultural landscape in the Middle East. [+]

MA Media and the Middle East Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This unique degree takes up the study of the relationship between politics, culture and communication in the Middle East. The course draws on theoretical approaches central to the study of culture, politics, society and communication to critically assess the continuously changing media and cultural landscape in the Middle East. During the course of study, students are expected to examine different aspects of these changes, place them in their historical contexts, explore diverse perspectives and consider specific case studies in order to encourage new ways of thinking about the region beyond conventional theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding the Middle East and its peoples. Building on the Centre of Media Studies’ commitment to theoretically and empirically challenge the Eurocentric approach of media studies, this programme is taught thematically and through comparative analyses of case studies and considers the role of media in relation to processes of social, political and cultural change. The programme is designed for anyone seeking a more critical and richer knowledge and understanding of the relationship between communications, culture, politics and society in the Middle East. It provides a basis from which students may proceed to MPhil/PhD research. Structure Students must take the equivalent of 4 units. Two Compulsory Units Communication, Culture and Politics in the Middle East: Theoretical and Analytical Approaches - 15PMSC005 (1 Unit) - Full Year Dissertation in Media and the Middle East - (1.0... [-]

MA Media in Development

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme challenges the assumptions behind the media and development industries and development studies, and offers new ways of thinking about the issues. The approach balances critical theoretical analysis of the hegemony implied by the ideas and practices of development with the practical issues surrounding the use of contemporary media, including notably digital technologies. [+]

MA Media in Development Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme challenges the assumptions behind the media and development industries and development studies, and offers new ways of thinking about the issues. The approach balances critical theoretical analysis of the hegemony implied by the ideas and practices of development with the practical issues surrounding the use of contemporary media, including notably digital technologies. It draws on media theory, practical knowledge and experience, alongside critical debates within and about development, to challenge assumptions about the role of media and development industries. Students combine critical theoretical analysis of the role of media in development with a focus on practical issues surrounding the use of media, including digital technologies. The programme differs from other degrees in the field by placing the onus on the role of media to further the Development agenda, especially post the Second World War. Students benefit from the unique position of the Centre for Media Studies as a specialist institution for the study of media in the global south. It is designed for those with an interest in global media and development, including media and development professionals seeking alternative ways of thinking about their roles. It provides an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD research. Structure Students will take four units in total. Compulsory Courses Students must take the following two courses, totalling two units. Theoretical and Contemporary Issues in Media, Information Communication Technologies and Development - 15PMSC004 (1 Unit) - Full... [-]

MA Medical Anthropology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The degree is suitable for students with an intellectual interest in anthropological approaches to the study of health as well as for those who work in health care in Africa and Asia. [+]

MA Medical Anthropology Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (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. The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for? The degree is suitable for students with an intellectual interest in anthropological approaches to the study of health as well as for those who work in health care in Africa and Asia. The MA Medical Anthropology comprises two pathways catering for candidates with or without anthropological training. Students come to the course from all over the world, following BA study, work and travel experience or after long careers in other fields. This combination of diverse experience and skills makes for an intellectually exciting atmosphere for both teachers and students. The course is distinctive in its focus on medical and health issues pertaining to Africa, Asia and Latin America. It covers anthropological theory, cultural understandings of health, and various options. These include combinations of anthropology and food, gender, shamanism and therapy, psychoanalysis, religion and healing in South Asia, China and in Africa, and study of the language and ethnography of a particular region. The programme consists of four elements, three examined courses and a dissertation of 10,000 words.... [-]

MA Medical Anthropology and Intensive Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

As one might expect of study at SOAS, our programme is unique in that we take a cultural and phenomenological approach to the anthropology of medicine. That is, we stress a truly cross-cultural method, one which unites all medical systems in a unified comparative perspective. This allows students to grasp the underlying principles and questions common to all therapeutic systems. Given the diversity of the School’s courses, students may choose options which strengthen either the humanities or the development studies aspects of their interests. [+]

MA Medical Anthropology and Intensive Language Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? Intercalating medical students, or students intending to pursue a medical degree. Students with a degree in the social sciences or humanities wishing to acquire a broad understanding of medical anthropology with reference to Asia or Africa, but also including other parts of the world People with professional experience in medical practice who have an interest in cross-cultural understandings of health and illness. Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist topics in the anthropology of medicine. Students without a previous degree in Anthropology looking for an MA conversion degree to serve as a qualification for pursuing a further research degree in anthropology The two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with a country in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language courses will enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language. As one might expect of study at SOAS, our programme is unique in that we take a cultural and phenomenological approach to the anthropology of medicine. That is, we stress a truly cross-cultural method, one which unites all medical systems in a unified comparative perspective. This allows students to grasp the underlying principles and questions common to all therapeutic systems.... [-]

MA Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive specialized research training in Migration and Diaspora Studies, including a relevant language, which will prepare them to proceed to advanced postgraduate research in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS or elsewhere. [+]

MA Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? Students who wish to know more of the transnational nature of the modern world; Students who wish to continue their anthropological study at a postgraduate level and engage in critical contemporary theory; Students who wish to understand cultural transformation from a global perspective; Students who come from other disciplines, such as Law or Politics, and now wish to incorporate an anthropological perspective on issues of migration and diaspora. Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist migration and diaspora related topics along with regional or language-based study Students without a previous degree in Anthropology looking for an MA conversion degree to serve as a qualification for pursuing a further research degree in issues relating to migration and diaspora. The two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with a country in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language courses will enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language. The MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive specialized research training in Migration and Diaspora Studies, including a relevant language, which will prepare them to proceed to advanced postgraduate research in Migration and... [-]

MA Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in the museum, heritage and arts sectors with a focus on non-Western art and culture, and both tangible and intangible heritage. It will suit practising museum and heritage professionals who are interested in strengthening their knowledge of contemporary debates in critical museology, critical heritage studies and material culture studies. [+]

With its interdisciplinary focus, it will suit students interested in broadening their expertise across anthropology, art history and archaeology. It will also provide an excellent postgraduate foundation for students interested in pursuing PhD research concerned with museums, heritage, and material/visual culture in Asian, African, Middle Eastern and transnational/transcultural contexts. This interdisciplinary programme brings together anthropological, art historical and archaeological perspectives to explore the interconnecting fields of museums, heritage and material culture studies. The MA disprivileges Western museum and heritage discourses and practices, and explores tangible and intangible cultural heritage as spheres of global interaction. The MA will equip students with a theoretically-informed critical understanding of museums, heritage and material/visual culture. Taught across the Department of Anthropology and School of Arts, the MA provides a unique opportunity to learn about current debates in World Art and World Heritage, combining ethnographic, art historical and archaeological approaches. Students will be introduced to a wide range of thematic and theoretical issues, and will have the opportunity to curate a small exhibition in the Curating Cultures module, and put into practice anthropological research techniques in the Ethnographic Research Methods course. Situated in London’s ‘Museum Mile’, a few hundred meters from the British Museum, and with its own Brunei Gallery, SOAS provides a unique environment in which to study the cultural heritage of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. [-]

MA Music in Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique programme has been designed for students wishing to combine an interest in music and related cultural performance with advocacy and social development practice. Students will build critical understanding of how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different contexts - e.g. human rights, forced migration, health, and environmental justice - to communicate needs and interests, and to mobilize action. [+]

MA Music in Development Duration: Duration: One calendar year (full time). Two or three years (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: Students with a demonstrably strong background in music performance and evidence of a serious and sustained interest in development and creative communication. An undergraduate training in ethnomusicology, music psychology or music sociology would be an advantage, although a 2.1 pass in any social science degree would be acceptable. Under exceptional circumstances, significant fieldwork experience may off-set the absence of formal academic qualifications in this area. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This unique programme has been designed for students wishing to combine an interest in music and related cultural performance with advocacy and social development practice. Students will build critical understanding of how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different contexts - e.g. human rights, forced migration, health, and environmental justice - to communicate needs and interests, and to mobilize action. Students will have the opportunity to build the programme around their specific interests by drawing on optional courses from a range of disciplines, while also developing an understanding of the musical practices of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The programme is particularly suitable for students wishing to deepen their understanding of social and cultural theory and to develop applied research skills. It appeals... [-]

MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Near and Middles Eastern Studies provides exceptional opportunities for studying this diverse and fascinating area at the postgraduate level through a variety of disciplinary approaches. The main emphasis of the programme is on the modern period through the courses in history, geography, politics, economics and anthropology. Some exposure is provided, however, to the pre-modern culture and society of the area through courses in religious studies, Islamic art and archaeology, and history. Courses based on Arabic are offered for those with an adequate knowledge of the language, while courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish are available for those who wish to acquire or develop skills in these languages. [+]

MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Near and Middles Eastern Studies provides exceptional opportunities for studying this diverse and fascinating area at the postgraduate level through a variety of disciplinary approaches. The main emphasis of the programme is on the modern period through the courses in history, geography, politics, economics and anthropology. Some exposure is provided, however, to the pre-modern culture and society of the area through courses in religious studies, Islamic art and archaeology, and history. Courses based on Arabic are offered for those with an adequate knowledge of the language, while courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish are available for those who wish to acquire or develop skills in these languages. Structure Students take three taught courses, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000 word dissertation related to the major. As the emphasis in the Regional Studies programmes is on interdisciplinary study, students are required to select their three courses from more than one discipline. The two minor courses can be taken from the same discipline (but different to that of the major) or two different ones. Some disciplines such as politics, economics or social anthropology require an appropriate qualification (such as all or part of a first degree) if any of their courses are to be taken as the... [-]

MA Pacific Asian Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree is a way of bringing together the large number of modules on Pacific Asia currently on offer in SOAS Masters programmes for Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, South East Asian Studies, and Korean Studies. [+]

MA Pacific Asian Studies Duration: One year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only The region known as "Pacific Asia" can be defined in various ways, but the "core" countries are China, Japan, Korea and the ASEAN nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines). Together, they make up one of the most diverse and important regions in the world. SOAS has more expertise in this part of the world than any other institution in Western Europe; indeed there are very few places anywhere in the world that can boast the same range of expertise. This degree is a way of bringing together the large number of modules on Pacific Asia currently on offer in SOAS Masters programmes for Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, South East Asian Studies, and Korean Studies. The modules chosen must cover three of the four regions of China and Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia. Structure Students take modules to the value of three taught units, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000-word dissertation related to the major. As a Regional Studies programme students will be expected to select their modules from more than one discipline, The two minor units can be taken from the same discipline (but different to that of the major) or two different ones. The modules chosen must cover three of the four regions of China and Taiwan, Japan, Korea,... [-]

MA Palestine Studies

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

The flexible study programme and the interdisciplinary curriculum will enrich students’ knowledge of issues relating to the questions of conflict and political economy, development, cultural politics. [+]

MA Palestine Studies The MA Palestine Studies is a simultaneously disciplinary and interdisciplinary programme that provides students with an overview of the ways in which varying bodies of scholarship across and intra various disciplines engage and study Palestine, and examines how the study of Palestine cuts across and informs scholarly, theoretical, political and disciplinary approaches. It develops an understanding of the complexities of modern and contemporary Palestine through a study of relevant material, and of the dynamics of colonisation, displacement, insecurity and security. It attends to the place of culture in representing conflict and identity politics and as a means of mediation and resistance. The flexible study programme and the interdisciplinary curriculum will enrich students’ knowledge of issues relating to the questions of conflict and political economy, development, cultural politics, social and economic relations, identity, and other major concerns of humanities and social sciences. Students will develop an understanding of Palestinian history, political structure, development, culture and society. And they will become familiar with different disciplinary approaches, models, and scholarship frameworks in the study of Palestine, and the ability to write critically on topics relevant to the study of Palestine. Structure Students take 4 units in total: the Core course (1 unit), the Dissertation (1 unit), one or two from the list of Palestine specific courses (1 unit to 2 units), or one from the list of Palestine-specific courses (1 unit) and another from relevant courses on the Middle East (1 unit). Core Course The core course is in two... [-]

MA Postcolonial Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA Postcolonial Studies Programme offers a focus on the historical relationships of power, domination and practices of imperialism and colonialism in the modern period (late nineteenth-century to the present) through the study of literature and culture. [+]

MA Postcolonial Studies Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time The MA Postcolonial Studies Programme offers a focus on the historical relationships of power, domination and practices of imperialism and colonialism in the modern period (late nineteenth-century to the present) through the study of literature and culture. The core module will introduce a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the literature, film and media of these areas. A range of literary, filmic and theoretical texts from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Near and Middle East will normally be included in the reading list. These will address representations of colonialism and decolonisation, neo-colonialism, nationalism in postcolonial societies and diasporic experiences, allowing us to explore the heterogeneous meanings, intersections and strategies of analysis that have emerged with reference to postcolonial studies. Attention will be paid to colonial and postcolonial constructs such as: the Oriental, the Global, the Cosmopolitan, the Third World and the multicultural. The core module of the programme introduces and analyses interdisciplinary theories and ideological practices around a set of historical and current issues from various regions of Asia and Africa. The range of minors offers students more opportunities to explore interdisciplinarity and regional specificities. Why this programme is special at SOAS Postcolonial MA Programmes offered in London and other UK institutions are located within the field of English Studies or the Social Sciences. The Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) is uniquely positioned to offer an inter-disciplinary Postcolonial Studies MA... [-]

MA Religion and Global Politics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peace building or diversity management. [+]

MA Religion in Global Politics Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year Part time: 2 or 3 calendar years. 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. Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peace building or diversity management. It will also provide a solid basis from which to pursue doctoral study. The programme is intended to enable professional development in the area of ‘Religion and Politics’ as well to provide pre-doctoral research training in social scientific analyses of ‘Religion and Politics. Religion has become a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary global geopolitical landscape and as such demands a reassessment of once predominant understandings of processes of secularisation, as well as the meanings of, and tensions inherent within, secular assumptions and secularist positions. The so-called ‘resurgence’ of religion in the public sphere in recent decades is now a significant area of interdisciplinary scholarship eliciting a complex array of responses, ranging from vehement opposition to the very idea that religious concepts and commitments have a right to expression in political debates, to a reassessment of the origins and implications of divisions between the secular and the religious and their relationship to the... [-]

MA Religions of Asia and Africa

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Religions of Asia and Africa at SOAS offers the premier postgraduate curriculum in the U.K. for the study of the religions of Asia and Africa. It covers a wider range of religious traditions than most comparable programmes, whether in the U.K. or abroad: Buddhism in nearly all its doctrinal and regional varieties, Asian and African Christianities, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Taoism, Zoroastrianism as well as the local religious cultures of Asia and Africa. [+]

MA Religions of Asia and Africa Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year Part time: 2 or 3 calendar years. 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: Normally, minimum upper second class Honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification or equivalent standard. Applicants with qualifications obtained at private or religious institutions should enquire about the School’s position on such qualifications. Interview Policy: We welcome applications from students with non-conventional qualifications and usually determine suitability for the programme on the basis of an interview. Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work. It typically suits students falling into one of the following three categories: students planning to pursue further research, which may involve at a subsequent stage the acquisition of a doctoral degree and a career in higher education; students willing to pursue a career or professional activity, for which advanced knowledge of the religions of Asia and Africa and of the theoretical and practical issues involved in their study is essential: arts, media, teaching, NGOs and charities, interfaith dialogue, consultancy for governmental agencies or the private sector, religious institutions, museums, and more. students who wish... [-]

MA Religions of Asia and Africa and Intensive Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is in the first place a rewarding cultural and human experience. It is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work. [+]

MA Religions of Asia and Africa and Intensive Language Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time Minimum Entry Requirements: Normally, minimum upper second class Honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification or equivalent standard. Applicants with qualifications obtained at private or religious institutions should enquire about the School’s position on such qualifications. Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is in the first place a rewarding cultural and human experience. It is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work. It typically suits students falling into one of the following three categories: students planning to pursue further research, which may involve at a subsequent stage the acquisition of a doctoral degree and a career in higher education; students willing to pursue a career or professional activity, for which advanced knowledge of the religions of Asia and Africa and of the theoretical and practical issues involved in their study is essential: arts, media, teaching, NGOs and charities, interfaith dialogue, consultancy for governmental agencies or the private sector, religious institutions, museums, and more. students who wish to pursue the academic study of religions as a complement to their personal experience and commitments: religious ministers and clerics from all confessions, believers, yoga and meditation practitioners; anyone interested in specific religious traditions or in religion as an essential dimension of life,... [-]

MA Religious Arts of Asia

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. It includes within its scope diverse countries, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. Hinduism, Shinto and animistic and syncretic practices are also studied. Students consider iconography, ritual, faith and pilgrimage in their multiple regional and historical guises. They study temple buildings, statues and paintings, formal, informal and popular. [+]

MA Religious Arts of Asia Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some courses it is an advantage for admission (see individual course descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ courses. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills. Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. It includes within its scope diverse countries, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. Hinduism, Shinto and animistic and syncretic practices are also studied. Students consider iconography, ritual, faith and pilgrimage in their multiple regional and historical guises. They study temple buildings, statues and paintings, formal, informal and popular. The Department of the History of... [-]

MA Sinology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Sinology is designed to provide a training in advanced Chinese literature and documentary sources for those who already have a knowledge of Chinese (both classical and modern) to a level equivalent to that attained by the end of the 3rd year Chinese BA at SOAS. [+]

MA Sinology Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours (or equivalent) in Chinese Subjects Preferred: Chinese Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? Students are expected to have a degree of at least upper-second class level or equivalent and to have proved to our satisfaction that they have a competence in Chinese equivalent to at least the level reached by the end of our third year BA Chinese course. The degree is designed either as an end qualification in itself or to prepare the student for more advanced graduate work (MPhil/PhD). The MA Sinology is designed to provide a training in advanced Chinese literature and documentary sources for those who already have a knowledge of Chinese (both classical and modern) to a level equivalent to that attained by the end of the 3rd year Chinese BA at SOAS. This programme does not follow the major/minor pattern. Students must undertake a compulsory course together with two other optional courses. Structure Please note that this programme does not follow the major/minor pattern. Students must undertake the core course together with two other courses. At least one course must be chosen from list A. The third option can be from List A or B.The dissertation must be related to either the core course or one of the courses on list A. Core Course Sinological Methodology - 15PEAC005 (1... [-]

MA Social Anthropology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology teaches the discipline of Social Anthropology with special reference to the societies and cultures of Asia and Africa, both past and present. The emphasis given to particular regions and approaches varies with current trends in the discipline and contemporary global developments. Students come to the course from all over the world, following BA study, work and travel experience or after long careers in other fields. [+]

Start of programme: September intake only Who is this programme for?: The programme is designed on a modular basis offering different pathways to suit, broadly, three categories of students: Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist topics and/or more regional and language-based study Students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to acquire a broad knowledge of the discipline Students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to take the degree as a conversion course before proceeding to a research degree in anthropology. The Department of Anthropology and Sociology teaches the discipline of Social Anthropology with special reference to the societies and cultures of Asia and Africa, both past and present. The emphasis given to particular regions and approaches varies with current trends in the discipline and contemporary global developments. Students come to the course from all over the world, following BA study, work and travel experience or after long careers in other fields. Many of our students have not previously trained as anthropologists. This combination of diverse experience and skills makes for an intellectually exciting atmosphere for both teachers and students. The MA degree programme in Social Anthropology is designed on a modular basis offering different pathways to suit, broadly, three categories of student: Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist topics and/or more regional and language-based study; Students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to acquire a broad... [-]

MA Social Anthropology of Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Anthropology MA provides an understanding of the ways in which anthropological approaches and debates inform the study of meanings and concepts in development, its priorities, policies and practice. It attracts students with diverse backgrounds and study/work experiences which makes for a lively and challenging atmosphere. [+]

MA Social Anthropology of Development Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (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. The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This Anthropology MA provides an understanding of the ways in which anthropological approaches and debates inform the study of meanings and concepts in development, its priorities, policies and practice. It attracts students with diverse backgrounds and study/work experiences which makes for a lively and challenging atmosphere. The degree is designed to provide students with a fairly detailed knowledge of anthropology, development issues, research methods and either an ethnographic region (and/or language) and/or thematic interest in health/gender/food/ media. Advice will be given to match the choice of optional components to the requirements, interests, and qualifications of individual students whose background may be in general social science, regional, language or other studies. While the focus of the degree is on development issues and practice, its disciplinary orientation remains anthropological. Students explore the contribution of anthropology to contemporary development debates, for example, on donors/aid agencies and NGOs, poverty, migration and development, dominating discourses, human rights, violence and complex emergencies, refugees, gender, social capital and community... [-]

MA South Asian Area Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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

MA South Asian Area Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only The MA in South Asian Studies provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions. Students can choose to concentrate on pre-modern or modern South Asia and can acquire a basic knowledge of one of the area’s languages. The degree provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the South Asian countries – India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Disciplines available include Politics, Economics,Anthropology, Law and History. The programme attracts students from a variety of backgrounds. While some wish to broaden their previous studies or experience of South Asia, others approach the course without having a South Asian element to their first degree, but with a desire to focus their previous training on the region. Structure Students take three taught courses, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000-word dissertation related to the major. Some disciplines, such as Politics, Economics or Social Anthropology, require an appropriate qualification (such as part of a first degree) if any of their courses are to be taken as the major subject. All courses are subject to availability Anthropology (minor only) Culture and Society of South Asia - 15PANC087 (1.0 Unit) African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World - 15PANH010 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Art and Archaeology The Indian... [-]

MA South East Asian Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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 travelling in the region. [+]

MA South East Asian Studies Duration: One year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours (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 travelling 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 requirement of the course. Language modules, however, are popular options. Structure Students take three taught courses, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000 word dissertation related to the major. The two minor courses can be taken from the same discipline (but different to that of the major) or two different ones. Some disciplines such as politics, economics or social anthropology require an appropriate qualification (such as part of a first degree) if any of their courses are to be taken as the major subject. Anthropology Culture and Society of South East Asia - 15PANC088 (1.0 Unit) Art and Archaeology The Figure of... [-]

MA Taiwan Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

MA Taiwan Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only 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. 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 transferable model of economic growth, social transformation and political modernisation. Structure Students are required to take the equivalent of three courses + dissertation. Students must take the compulsory course Taiwan's Politics and Cross-Strait Relations plus any two of the three half unit courses from List A, and either chose Elementary Spoken Hokkien or the equivalent of ONE course unit from List B. The dissertation must be related to one of the courses on List A. Students may only take a language unit as a minor; admission to any language course and the level of that language is subject to a placement test and at the discretion of the course convener. List A Options Choose two... [-]

MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

This MA offers an in-depth introduction to the yogic and meditational techniques and doctrines of India, Tibet, China and Japan within the historical and cultural context of their formation. Furthermore, it explores the nature of spiritual experience that arises from yoga and meditation through a cross-cultural, inter-regional perspective. [+]

MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Who is this programme for? The thematic components and cross-regional perspectives typically suit students with the following interests and/or aspirations: Experienced practitioners of yoga and meditation who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural contexts that shaped their traditions. Students with a background in psychology seeking to gain knowledge of meditation and mindfulness for their clinical work. Students planning to pursue further research which may involve, at a subsequent stage, the acquisition of a doctoral degree and a career in higher education. Students seeking to pursue a career or professional activity for which advanced knowledge of the yoga and meditation traditions of Asia is required. Students who wish to pursue the academic study of these traditions as a complement to their personal experience. This MA offers an in-depth introduction to the yogic and meditational techniques and doctrines of India, Tibet, China and Japan within the historical and cultural context of their formation. Furthermore, it explores the nature of spiritual experience that arises from yoga and meditation through a cross-cultural, inter-regional perspective. Classes are held three evenings per week with Full-time and Part-time Study Available. The thematic, but inter-regional, focus of this MA programme promotes the academic study of the different traditions through the deployment of a wide range of regional perspectives. Its core unit explores the methodological foundations at the heart of yoga/meditation practice. The specialist components integrated within this MA are... [-]

MA Turkish Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme enables students to engage critically with different aspects of Turkish culture and society. The degree offers comprehensive training in the field of Turkish studies. Drawing on SOAS's wide resources in the field, the programme allows students to combine courses to build a syllabus of study according to their interests. It serves as excellent preparation for research. [+]

MA Turkish Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time); two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree in a social science or humanities subject or equivalent Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme enables students to engage critically with different aspects of Turkish culture and society. The degree offers comprehensive training in the field of Turkish studies. Drawing on SOAS's wide resources in the field, the programme allows students to combine courses to build a syllabus of study according to their interests. It serves as excellent preparation for research. Structure Students take three taught courses, one designated as major and two as minor. -If the chosen Major course is not a Turkish Studies course (see List A1), students may not take a Minor course in the same subject as their Major course. -At least one Minor course must be taken from List A1, A2 or A3. -No more than one Minor course may be taken from List C. You may not take a course from List C if you are taking a course from List A3. List A1 (Major) If the chosen Major course is not from this list, students may not take a Minor course in the same subject as their Major course. Social and Political Trends in 19th Century Turkish Literature - 15PNMC373 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2016/2017 Selected Topics in 20th Century Turkish Literature - 15PNMC374 (1... [-]

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