SOAS University of London

South Asian Area Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 17215
    Tuition (Year)
    7985
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The MA in South Asian Studies from SOAS, University of London provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the worlds most diverse and important regions.

Students can choose to concentrate on pre-modern or modern South Asia and can acquire a basic knowledge of one of the areas languages.

The degree provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the South Asian countries India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Disciplines available include Politics, Economics,Anthropology, Law and History.

The programme attracts students from a variety of backgrounds. While some wish to broaden their previous studies or experience of South Asia, others approach the course without having a South Asian element to their first degree, but with a desire to focus their previous training on the region.

Employment

A postgraduate degree in South Asian studies from SOAS provides its students with competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a combination of the study of language, literature, history, cinema, politics, economics or law.

Postgraduate students are equipped with linguistic and cultural expertise enabling them to continue in the field of research, along with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in business, public or charity sectors. These include written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; analytical and problem solving skills; and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources.

An MA in South Asian Area Studies can open many doors. Those remaining in London will be able to take advantage of the numerous international bodies here, and those with specialist areas of knowledge (finance, law, art) will find relevant opportunities. Many students may choose to pursue a career in South Asia to put their skills into practice. Research degrees are also possibilities for graduates with high grades.

Among a variety of professions, career paths may include: Academia; Commerce; Community; Finance; Government; NGOs; Media; Politics; and UN Agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Culture and Society of South Asia
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World
  • The Indian Temple
  • Indian Cinema: Its History and Social Context
  • Indian Cinema: Key Issues
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible
  • More information Go To The Course Website

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Academic Requirements

Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17215 International
  • GBP 7985 EEA

Part Time 2 Years:

  • UK/EU Students: £3,993;
  • Overseas: £8,608

Part Time 3 Years:

  • UK/EU Students: £2,662
  • Overseas: £5,738
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