SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The aim of the programme is to offer grounding in the theories on cultural studies which draws on Marxism, structuralism, post'structuralism, post'Marxism, feminism, and post'modernism and their use, application and adaption in the cross'cultural contexts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It provides an examination of the main historical concepts in Western culture such as ideology, power, class, identity, race, nation, subjectivity, representation, and memory and how these are challenged by scholars working in non'Western cultures of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The aim is to explore the different and plural cultural histories and memories of these contexts to which cultural studies must adapt.

Course Modules

Core modules: cultural studies theories and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; dissertation in cultural studies.

Course Additional Entry

Equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)