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 literature for graduates from faculties such as letters, philosophy, foreign languages and literature. Specialization programs for lovers of culture, history, works and literary productions and future literary critics, writers, journalists, teachers, language mediators or translators.
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
MA in Philosophy gives a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, theoretical developments, concepts and methods of philosophical research.
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.
Modern linguistics is the scientific study of all aspects of the world’s languages from their sound systems and grammatical structure through to the interaction of language with culture, the study of meaning in language, and the use of language in modern technology.
The MA provides advanced training in the field of Language Pedagogy with a specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Tibetan.
The MA in Theatre and Performance is an innovative programme that is committed to socially-engaged and critically inventive exploration into theatre and performance.
The MA in African Literature enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literatures in Africa.
This programme offers you the opportunity to engage with American, British, Irish, and world Anglophone literary cultures. The pathway brings together a variety of genres and critical approaches to contemporary literature.
Our MA English Studies: Writing in the Modern Age pathway explores 20th and 21st century literature and culture. Its core module, ‘Modernism and After’, tracks the central debates that run through modern writing and criticism
The programme suits anyone interested in the literary cultures of Korea, as well as students of literature with no prior knowledge of Korean literature who are looking for new areas of inquiry.
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.
The opportunity to move from the familiar Euro-American literary canons into the fresh but less well known worlds of African and Asian literature is what attracts most students to this popular MA.
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.
Our MA English Literature: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism pathway takes a truly interdisciplinary approach, and explores the history of genres, philosophy, politics, history, and visual culture, amongst other topics.
Students who complete the MA in the Anthropology of Tourism, Travel, and Pilgrimage develop a wide range of transferable skills, including research, analysis, and oral and written communication.
The MA in Historical Research Methods is designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the research training guidelines favoured by UK Research Councils.
This course gives you the opportunity for advanced study in an intellectually lively department with a long tradition of excellent teaching and an international reputation for research.
This course has been developed in close consultation with Cambridge University Press and other locally-based publishers such as ProQuest and Lutterworth's to meet the needs of those who wish to work in publishing.
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.
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!
The MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural offers students the unique opportunity to study in-depth regional cinemas outside the now standard research topographies, both geographical and theoretical, of mainstream cinema studies.