The MA South East and Pacific Asian Studies from SOAS University of London provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions.
Students on the programme come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some come into the programme having acquired an interest in South East Asia during their undergraduate career or as a result of travelling in the region.
The programme also attracts mature students: some take the MA as a partial preparation for employment in the region; others, having lived in South East and Pacific Asia for a number of years, seek to place their experience and impressions into a more structured, analytical framework.
Knowledge of a South East or Pacific Asian language is not a pre-requisite for admission to this programme. However, all students on this programme are required to take a South East or Pacific Asian language as one their modules.
Postgraduate students are equipped with linguistic and cultural expertise enabling them to continue in the field of research, along with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in
many professional and management careers in business, public or charity sectors. These include written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; analytical and problem solving skills; and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources. 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.
Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:
- American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
- BBC Worldwide Japan Ltd
- British Embassy
- Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank
- DesaKota Productions
- Education First
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Institut de Recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine
- Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC)
- Genders and Sexualities in South East Asian Film
- English Literatures of South East Asia
- War, Revolution and Independence in South East Asia Literatures in Translation (Masters)
- Language, Society and Communication (Masters)
- Culture and Society of China
- Modern and Contemporary Korean Art
- 12 months
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or international equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed.
- 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.
International23400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11980 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11980 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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