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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course 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 training in the historical sciences more generally. Students who wish to study manifestations of particular issues in a variety of regions may opt for the broader MA History. In addition to their studies on the MA programme, students at SOAS have the opportunity to participate in the Regional History Seminars, as well as in a wide range of research seminars, lectures and conferences, which regularly take place in different departments and centres across the School and at other colleges of the University of London. If you wish to continue your studies on the research level you may want to consider the MA in Historical Research Methods.

Different course options

Full time | SOAS, University of London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module aims to encourage critical thinking about the writing of the history of Asia, Africa and the Middle East as defined by the crucial encounter with the West and by more recent approaches to the study of non-European pasts. Besides dealing with main historiographical themes the module also provides training in key research, intepretive and writing skills: the use of written, oral and visual sources, dissertation writing and an understading of current uses and abuses of history in the media and public discourse both in the West and in the regions under consideration. The ultimate aim of the course is to provide students with the intellectual and reserch tools to undertake historical research in their own area of interest, and to familiarise with past and present uses of history, including possible career paths.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,685

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,930

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need 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.

University information

SOAS University of London is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a taught or research degree. SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. All SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories. SOAS...more