By attending a MA or Master of Arts, graduates with bachelor's degree will award a master's degree in the fields of social sciences, humanities, theology and fine arts. These programs typically last from one up to two years full-time and provides graduates with a general knowledge in a discipline.
Master programs and postgraduate courses in languages for graduates with bachelor's or master's degree offer a specialization related to issues such as culture, internationalization, maybe less known idioms such as Chinese, Arabic, Indian, translation and interpretation. Students of a training program in languages aspire to careers as translators, interpreters, teachers, language mediators, experts in teaching.
The frequency of a full time master program provides for students, graduates and young professionals to follow the lessons with full-time commitment for the duration of the course and program that lasts the whole day. Usually these courses are attended by men and women who have just graduated, with bachelor's or master's degree
The MA in Communication Design program approaches business communication as a synthesis of economic and artistic dimensions. You’ll develop your expertise in both dimensions during this two-year program.
MA in Semiotics provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for the application of semiotic ideas.Request more info
MA in European Union-Russia Studies combines international relations, economics, law, history and cultural studies of the EU and Russia.Request more info
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.Request more info
This programme allows students to engage with some of the most dynamic and contemporary aspects of Asian and African art, as well as issues of marketing, display, tourist art, and shifts between regional, national and global identitiesRequest more info
The course is suitable whether English is your first language or not. It will provide you with professional training aimed at the translation and interpreting markets, and an opportunity to build on your existing language skills to develop a career in those sectors.Request more info
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.Request more info
More detailed information about our Masters courses, including the most up to date modules (units) you can study are available on the SOAS website: www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/pg/subject/Here you will find the latest information about our courses. If you have any questions, please just let us know!Request more info
It allows you to form a critical perspective on Shakespeare as a global cultural phenomenon from Elizabethan England to the 21st century. You will examine the afterlife of his plays as they have been read, performed and translated not only linguistically but in cultural contexts and new media.Request more info
The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is in the first place a rewarding cultural and human experience. It is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work.Request more info
This degree provides a coherent combination of courses in South Asian languages and their associated literatures and culturesRequest more info
this degree takes seriously the development and use of mediated forms by minority ethnic, diasporic, exilic and refugee populations, be that in minority television channels, deterritorialized political action or other forms of cultural and political representation.Request more info
The MA English Studies: English Literature pathway mixes structure and flexibility. It combines a specially-designed core module with the opportunity to select further options from across the whole range of MA modules on offer in the Department of English.Request more info
This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature. This new degree covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of China. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.Request more info
This new taught-Masters degree offers a deep insight into the Arab world through its literatures. It is an advanced programme designed for students with a good first degree in Arabic or with a good university degree who also know Arabic.Request more info
The two-year 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 course would enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language.Request more info
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.Request more info
This programme is designed to offer comprehensive training in the core subject areas of linguistics, while also offering you the flexibility to focus on formal linguistics, sociolinguistics or the exciting and emerging links between themRequest more info
This MA programme builds on our thriving undergraduate programme in Comparative Literature. This field, sometimes also understood as comparative cultural studies, has since its beginnings, recognised the realities of cultural movement and of exchange and dialogue.Request more info
This programme is unique in that we take a cultural and phenomenological approach to the anthropology of medicineRequest more info
This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.Request more info