SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. The Centre has developed its own MPhil training programme which will enable research students to be registered in the Centre rather than in specific regional Departments or those of other disciplines. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but also to literatures written in European languages. Prospective research students will have the unique opportunity to work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, theoretical and critical, supervised according to the expertise of a wide range of academic staff across the Faculty and SOAS.

A research degree in Comparative Literature (Asia/Africa/the Near and Middle East), Cultural Studies (Asia/Africa/The Middle East) or Postcolonial Studies (Asia/Africa/The Near and Middle East) normally takes three years, or up to a maximum of four years should periods of fieldwork/research and material collection be required. Part-time registration is also possible.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,396 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,396 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £17,967 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,198 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,198 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £8,984 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: To be confirmed
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English need to have IELTS with 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening.