SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This course will develop a specialist understanding of Development Studies in the context of Central Asia. Development issues in Central Asia are a major focus of NGO and international organisations that work in Central Asia. This course is is designed to support and encourage students in their own process of self-learning, and to develop their own ideas, responses and critique of international development practice and policy.

A postgraduate degree from the Department of Development Studies at SOAS will further develop your understanding of the world, other peoples? ways of life and how society is organised, with an emphasis on transferable analytical skill. These skills have been of great benefit to the many graduates who have taken up professional careers in development in international organisations, government agencies and non-government organisations. This, in addition to your detailed subject knowledge, will also equip you with a set of other specific skills, including: critical skills; the ability to research extensively; a high level of cultural awareness; and the ability to solve problems.

Start Date:

We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.. We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,120 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,120 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £20,715 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc £6,060 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc £6,060 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc £10,358 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need a minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered. The subject preferred is Social Science.
  • 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.