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This interdisciplinary programme will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the politics, economies and societies of East Asia as well as allowing you to learn, or develop your knowledge of, an East Asian language.
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.
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.
This course offers comprehensive training addressing both international political issues and media trends in East Asia. You will learn about major international and domestic political trends in the region, while developing a comprehensive knowledge about the role media plays in these developments.
Students must complete 255 credits of taught modules in addition to the compulsory dissertation (60 credits).
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.
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.
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;.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
SOAS specialists are committed to studying the languages, literatures, film and cultures (both classical and contemporary) of Africa, the Near and Middle East, East, South and South East Asia: regions, which are fast assuming an increasingly important strategic role in global affairs.
Our degree programmes cover the histories, systems of belief and thought in Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. Approaching our subject from the perspective of Asia and Africa, we explore in depth the dynamic histories and religions of these regions from a non-western-centric framework.