This programme provides a solid interdisciplinary social science formation in development theory and practice and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical analysis.
The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, conflict resolution or diversity management
SOAS offers the most comprehensive MA in Japanese Studies available anywhere in Europe.
The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and Legal Theory on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
This two-year programme is meant for students who wish to combine rigorous training in the discipline of linguistics, with the intensive study of one or more African or Asian languages.
This new 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 courses on Taiwan’s society, culture, politics, language and economics.
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The development of this LLM specialisation will capitalise on the Centre for Gender Studies as a multi-faculty centre from 2012, allowing students to engage with contemporary gender theories alongside existing PG Law modules that engage issues in gender and women's rights.
This innovative new programme offers students the opportunity to study labour conditions and relations, social movements of labour and their contributions to development processes and changes in the South.
The MSc in Comparative Political Thought builds on SOAS’s wealth of regional expertise to offer a new approach to cross-regional comparison of political thinking. It reframes the study of political thought in Africa, Asia and the Middle East as a study of political ideas and political practices.
The programme is designed to prepare students to progress to further academic study or to work in the field of development. Previous graduates have found employment in a range of regional, national and international public and private sector institutions
This programme takes a critical political ecology frame and examines environmental policy and its intersections with development from a social justice angle.
The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states.
This is the only Master-level programme in History focusing on the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the UK, and can therefore offer an unrivalled breadth of courses on the history of these regions. The programme provides a sound training in the historical sciences.
The Master Globalisation and Law offers a unique one-year English taught program designed to fill that need. The confluence of research interests creates a unique environment in which to approach globalisation from the perspective of Corporate and Commercial Law but as well as human rights.
The MA in Iranian Studies enables students to critically assess the historical development of Iranian society, economics and culture within the context of the wider west Asian area and to appreciate the complexity of the history and cultural make up of Iran.
The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology, comparative politics, and international politics.
This programme combines environmental concerns with development economics and political economy.
The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
The MA in Finance and Investment programme is aimed at not only producing high quality candidates, but also at producing high quality finance researchers. The course builds a solid foundation in the theory and practice of financial decision making.