The MA Transnational Queer Feminist Politics with special reference to the Middle East from SOAS University of London is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and the study of sexuality on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. In terms of specialisation, it draws on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS.
The Transnational Queer Feminist Politics with special reference to the Middle East at SOAS aims to cater for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:
- those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East;
- those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender and sexuality into their own areas of expertise; and
- those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies.
Gender Studies is widely regarded by a range of employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of relevant employable skills. Increasingly policy makers and governing structures understand the need to engage with gender and sexuality, such that graduates with disciplinary understanding of gender and sexuality, especially as sites of rights and responsibility are required in policy, research and legal environments.
The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers gender studies graduates have embarked upon with success. These include employment in international organizations, NGOs, think tanks, research organizations, the media (newspapers, radio & TV), as well as government ministries and programmes. There are growing numbers of gender studies programmes at universities throughout the world, although very few that combine study of gender and sexuality in a global context.
- Gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East
- Queer Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
- Transnationalising Queer, Trans and Disability Studies
- Gender in the Middle East
- Historical Perspectives on Gender in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
- Gender, Sexuality and Law: Theories and Methodologies
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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taught modules of 30 or 15 credits, taught over 10 or 20 weeks, and a dissertation of 60 credits.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Gender & Sexuality Studies Political Science View 489 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- 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.
International21560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21560 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10970 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10970 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time 2 Years
- UK: £5,485/year
- Overseas: £10,780/year
Part-time 3 Years
- UK: £3,657/year
- Overseas: £7,190/year
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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