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MA Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language

MA Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diaspora Studies Human Geography Anthropology Language Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This 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 Diaspora Studies at SOAS or elsewhere.

The programme encourages a transdisciplinary approach to issues of migration and diaspora, providing historical depth as well as perspectives from anthropology, sociology, and postcolonial studies. The programme also works closely with a number of departments across the school, such as Development Studies, the Centre for Gender Studies as well as Law and Politics, which also run migration and diaspora related courses. Most of these courses are available as options on the programme, making it a unique MA in terms of both its breadth and depth.

The MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is considerably enriched by the SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, which runs seminars, films and public lectures and also hosts a number of international scholars. The Centre is also a part of a migration research network of London colleges including LSE and UCL. Students on the programme therefore have unparalleled access to a critical body of scholars and scholarship on migration and diaspora related issue.

It can also be taken with an intensive language pathway over two years, therefore making this programme unique in Europe.

Different course options

Full time | SOAS, University of London | 2 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This course provides a post-graduate level introduction to the various methods of enquiry and interpretation used in anthropological research. After introducing students to the building blocks of ethnographic methods, including participant-observation, interviewing, audio-visual methods and multi-sited research, it explores the relation between research design and research methods with the aim of introducing students to good research practice. The course familiarises students with key debates about the status of anthropological research data and the conditions of its production. The course is intended to provide methodological support for students’ MA dissertation writing.

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 a minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent.