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History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East and Intensive Language

SOAS University of London

24 months
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23400 GBP/year
11980 GBP/year
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About

The MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East and Intensive Language from SOAS University of London contains some of the world’s leading experts in the art history and archaeology of the Islamic Middle East, whose ground-breaking research informs and is informed by their teaching. 

Overview

The MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East and Intensive Language from SOAS University of London provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our postgraduates progress to work in arts, culture and heritage roles, including in galleries, museums, archives, conservation, publishing and arts administration. The large portfolio of transferable skills they acquire enables them to forge careers in a range of other fields across the world. Our Masters programmes are also an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD research.

Students benefit from the unparalleled knowledge and enthusiasm of staff. As members of the School of Arts, they profit from the insights of scholars and students working in other related fields, such as Music, Film and Media in the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. They can also select from courses in other departments, taking advantage of SOAS’s unrivalled expertise in the languages, history, religions and cultures of the Middle East.

May be combined with:

The following Intensive Language pathways are available with the MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East:

  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Turkish 

Career

A Masters from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our postgraduates progress to work in arts, culture and heritage roles, including in galleries, museums, archives, conservation, publishing and arts administration. The large portfolio of transferable skills they acquire enables them to forge careers in a range of other fields across the world. Our Masters programmes are also an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arab Painting
  • The Silk Road and its Origins: Art and Archaeology
  • China and the Silk Road: Art and Archaeology
  • Asia and Africa On Display: Objects, Exhibitions and Transculturism
  • Discourses on Modern and Contemporary Art of the Middle East
  • Islam and the West: Artistic and Cultural Contacts

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

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  • 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

Scholarships:

  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – The Americas 2020-21
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Middle East and North Africa
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan and South Korea
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – India
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship - Sub-Saharan Africa

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