Studyportals
M.A. On Campus

Social Anthropology and Intensive Language

SOAS University of London

24 months
Duration
23400 GBP/year
11980 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The MA Social Anthropology and Intensive Language at SOAS University of London is directed at students who wish to combine knowledge of social anthropology with expertise in a regional language. It prepares students to apply their anthropological knowledge in a specific region by achieving proficiency in a language.

Overview

The MA Social Anthropology and Intensive Language at SOAS University of London is designed on a modular basis offering different pathways to suit three categories of students:

  • students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist topics and/or more regional and language-based study
  • students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to acquire a broad knowledge of the discipline
  • students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to take the degree as a conversion course before proceeding to a research degree in anthropology

Why study MA Social Anthropology at SOAS

  • our Anthropology Department is ranked 5th in the UK and 13th in the world in the 2020 QS World University Rankings
  • we draw on the exceptional regional expertise of our academics in Asian, African, and Middle Eastern languages and politics, many of whom have joined us with a practical working knowledge of their disciplines
  • you will be joining our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the world outside of academia
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our optional modules and/or the optional modules from other departments, including the opportunity to learn a regional language
  • we are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities

May be combined with:

The following Intensive Language pathways are available with the MA Social Anthropology

  • Arabic
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • South East Asian Languages: Burmese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Swahili
  • Turkish 

Employment

This programme has a first-rate graduate employability record. Our alumni include everyone from dance therapists and film editors, to teachers, gender violence outreach workers, television and radio producers, international development workers, journalists, analysts, web developers, and more. 

Students with a SOAS degree in Anthropology are regularly employed by NGOs, charitable organisations, media companies, and voluntary sector organisations. Recent graduates have found jobs at Action on Hearing Loss, British Council, Deloitte, Hackney Migrant Centre, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), The New York Times, and the Social Mobility Foundation. Many of our graduates have their own successful start-ups, and others go on to research degreees and lectureships/professorships around the world.

Postgraduate students leave SOAS with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek, including analytical and critical skills; ability to gather, assess and interpret data; high level of cultural awareness; and problem-solving.  

A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Dissertation in Anthropology and Sociology
  • Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Development and Sustainability: History, Politics and Culture
  • Anthropology of Development and Sustainability: Global Challenges and Alternative Futures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

315 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
  • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
  • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11980 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Social Anthropology and Intensive Language
-
SOAS University of London

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!