MSc Middle East Politics
It is the unique SOAS community that makes studying here so special. From my first days at SOAS I felt that I had found a social, political and intellectual home. The friendliness of its staff and the open-mindedness of its students are extraordinary and make you feel part of the adventure immediately. You get to meet many interesting people from diverse backgrounds and I made friends here that I would not want to miss.
Before I applied to SOAS, I contacted the course convenor and admissions and they were very helpful and kind. With all the good things that I had heard from alumni about the school, my expectations were very high, but I have never felt disappointed. On the contrary, I feel a daily excitement about being a part of SOAS. When I finally arrived in London and discovered the campuses right in the heart of the city, it was all so lively and colourful – the Junior Common Room (JCR) is a perfect example of that. The Student Union is very active as well and each week there are numerous events in and around the school.
The studying during my year here was intense, challenging as well as stimulating. I learned a lot in and outside the classroom, from outstanding staff, but also my very committed fellow students. It was a great experience to meet people who shared my questions and concerns and added new ones. Activism is never very far at SOAS. As the saying goes “You learn for life“!
The MSc in Middle East Politics allowed me to take both Politics courses and a language option, all of which I enjoyed. The lecturers were fantastic! My favourite class was Politics of Resistance in the Middle East which was clearly helpful for understanding contemporary politics of the region.
Away from my studies, I got to explore London - as a resident and not just as a tourist. It is a great place to be! Being a student has allowed me to take advantage of great offers for theatre, concertsand public lectures.