SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme considers critical issues in media and cultural studies in their full global complexity. Students study non'Western media production, distribution, reception and commentary. The course introduces key contemporary issues discussed in Asian and African media and provides opportunities to engage directly in research on an aspect of these media. Optional courses provide a range of approaches to the critical study of Asian and African discourses, ranging from cinema to music, comparative literature, gender and religion to art and archaeology.

Course Modules

Theoretical and contemporary issues in media and cultural studies; dissertation in media studies; the transnational news environment: production, representation and use ; transnational communities and diasporic media: networking, connectivity, identity; media spectacle and urban space in East Asia; mediated culture in the Middle East: politics and communications; international political communication; studies in global media and post'national communication; studies in media, information communication technologies and development.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
1 year
Full Time

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).