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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year
Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your literary curiosity with the MA Comparative Literature (Africa/Asia) programme at SOAS. Delve into the rich tapestry of African and Asian literature, transcending traditional Euro-American canons. Benefit from the unparalleled expertise of SOAS faculty, exploring original English works and translations from African and Asian languages. This unique programme not only broadens your literary horizons but also delves into major theoretical frameworks, creating a multicultural space for literary exploration. Surpassing the confines of Euro-centrism, you'll gain insights into the societal and cultural contexts of literature. No prior knowledge of African or Asian languages is required for admission, making this programme accessible to all. With entry requirements welcoming social science or humanities graduates, including those with non-traditional qualifications, SOAS offers a supportive environment for academic growth. Join SOAS and immerse yourself in a world of diverse literary traditions and global interconnectedness.

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The MA Comparative Literature

A radical rethinking of the literature of the world and their relationships to each other.

Go beyond Euro-American literary canons and redefine ‘the classics’. The MA Comparative Literature is an opportunity to study literature from the regions of Africa and Asia. Covering universal themes but in a unique, multi-cultural domain, you will explore a wide range of literature and its place in culture and society. 

At SOAS, students will benefit from the regional expertise of academics and be able to engage with literature both through original English language literature and translations of those written in African and Asian languages. 

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Entry Requirements

We will consider all applications with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher in social science of humanities subject. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.




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