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... and Intensive Language (Swahili)

SOAS University of London

24 months
22500 GBP/year
11520 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA ... and Intensive Language (Swahili) from SOAS University of London  will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive study of an African language (Swahili) in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers.

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The MA ... and Intensive Language (Swahili) from SOAS University of London will enable students to engage with the subject of their Masters’ programme in Africa through an African language, to engage with sources and data in an African language and to conduct research and professional work in Africa.

This programme is also aimed at professionals wishing to pursue careers directly related to Africa, including government departments (of both the UK and other countries), and in firms requiring particular skills and knowledge related to trading, investment and promotional interests outside Europe.

May be combined with:


  • MA African Studies


  • MA Anthropological Research Methods 
  • MA Anthropology of Food
  • MA Anthropology of Media
  • MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism
  • MA Medical Anthropology
  • MA Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • MA Social Anthropology
  • MA Social Anthropology of Development


  • MA Historical Research Methods
  • MA History


  • MA Linguistics

Religions and Philosophies

  • MA Religions of Asia and Africa

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intercultural Communication and Interaction
  • Intercultural communication research in action
  • Practical Translation Swahili into English
  • Translation Theory
  • Swahili 1 A (PG)

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


315 alternative credits

255 taught credits (45 of which are taught abroad as part of a Summer School) and a 60-credit dissertation


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11520 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time 2 Years

  • UK: 5,760 GBP/year
  • Overseas: 11,250 GBP/year

Part-time 3 Years

  • UK: 3,840 GBP/year
  • Overseas: 7,500 GBP/year

Part-time 4 Years (intensive language only)

  • UK: 5,760 GBP/year
  • Overseas: 11,250 GBP/year

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.


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