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About

The Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language (Japanese) programme from SOAS University of London is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive research training in migration and diaspora, as well as humanitarian and refugee studies. 

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Overview

This two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who wish to combine knowledge of migration and diaspora with expertise in a regional language. It prepares students to apply their knowledge in a specific region by achieving proficiency in a language.

Like the MA Migration and Diaspora Studies, this Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language (Japanese) programme from SOAS University of London is engaged and practice oriented and offers the possibility of creative assignments along with conventional assessment forms. It is enthused by the belief that knowledge and practice produced by diaspora and migrants' grassroots organisations, activists, practitioners and artists should be intertwined with academic knowledge, and validated as part of a real decolonising effort. 

Students enrolled in the MA programme have the unique chance to carry out internships while studying through the module 'From Theory to Practice and Back: Work-placements in Migration Research'. The internships aim to bridge theory and practice in the fields of migration, diaspora and humanitarian practice.

The course is available exclusively to students enrolled in the MA Migration and Diaspora Studies. The course is organised in the form of internships and independent study projects, along with some class seminars in collaboration with the organisations, with whom we partner. Students have the opportunity to work with a broad range of organisations operating in areas as varied as migrants' support and refugees’ legal protection, activist and political campaigns and networks, as well as galleries and art collectives promoting diaspora and BAME cultures, identities, and arts. You may also be interested in this degree if you come from other disciplines, such as Law or Politics, and now wish to incorporate an anthropological perspective on issues of migration and diaspora.

Employment

Students from SOAS’ Department of Anthropology and Sociology develop an in-depth understanding of the world. Employers value our graduates’ cultural awareness and global perspective, as well as their skills in analysis, data interpretation and problem-solving.

Recent Department of Anthropology and Sociology graduates have been hired by:

  • Allen & Overy
  • BBC
  • British Council
  • Deloitte
  • Hackney Migrant Centre
  • IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • IOM- UN Migration
  • Media 52
  • New York Times
  • Social Mobility Foundation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Contemporary World: Cultures of Resistance and the Dissolution of Boundaries
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Contemporary World: Migration, Space, Identities
  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Body politics: the anthropology of "race", gender and desire
  • Culture and Society of East Africa
  • Culture and Society of Near and Middle East
  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • From Theory to Practice and Back. Work Placements in Migration Research

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
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    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.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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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.

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