SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme has a regional focus rarely, if at all addressed in similar programmes in the subject area, draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives (law; international relations and politics; development; anthropology; migration and diaspora studies; and gender studies).

Course Modules

Compulsory modules: dissertation in religion in global politics; religion in global politics: theories and themes. Optional modules may include: communication, culture and politics in the Middle East: theoretical and analytical approaches; culture and conflict in the Himalaya; eastern and orthodox Christianity; human rights and Islamic law; human rights in the developing world; imagining Pakistan: culture, politics and gender; Iran: history, culture, politics; Israel, the Arab world and the Palestinians; Jainism: history, doctrine and the contemporary worlds; modern Muslim thinkers of South Asia; modern trends in Islam; Muslim Britain: perspectives and realities; religious practice in Japan: texts, rituals and believers; Taiwan's politics and cross'strait relations; the politics of culture in contemporary South Asia; Zionist ideology; Zoroastrianism: historical and contemporary perspectives.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,895  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £10,470  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)