SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant...Read more
An MPhil is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. At Birkbeck, you are initially registered...Read more
The programme offers an introduction to the fascinating and fast-changing dimensions of China today. It provides a broad grounding in Chinese society, politics and culture and is the only one-year Masters...Read more
The Japanese Studies MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements and is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We place a high emphasis on excellent supervision, researcher training and development. ...Read more
Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a MPhil in Chinese Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support, and students...Read more
Why Study this Programme?
As a dominant force in the global economy, the region also contains some of the world’s most pressing security issues. This course introduces students to a wide range of materials...Read more
The Programme focuses on the study and research of the ancient religions, languages and great texts of China. Students will study the ‘ancient wisdom’ of China, which is of great cultural significance...Read more
This programme provides an introduction to the Akkadian and Sumerian languages and to the cuneiform script within the context of the history and culture of the Ancient Near East. It combines a 20,000-word...Read more
The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four...Read more
The Chinese Studies MLitt contains taught and research elements. It is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We place a high emphasis on excellent supervision, researcher training and development. ...Read more
This MA embeds a graduate introduction to social science philosophies and methods in the study of North Korea, one of the least well understood countries on the planet. It is founded on the development...Read 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 e main emphasis is on...Read more
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,...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read more
The Department is able to supervise Research degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit...Read more
MSc Development Studies (Contemporary India Pathway)
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...Read more
The two-year programme (or part-time, 4-year) is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in South Asia. It provides students with exceptional opportunities for advanced...Read more
This two-year full-time (or four-year part-time) programme is designed to provide Intensive Language training at different proficiency levels - depending on entry level - within a Masters programme...Read more