SOAS University of London

Postgraduate

Two year masters programmes at SOAS

Are you looking to study an MA alongside an intensive language of a specific region?

SOAS’s two-year full-time (or four-year part-time) taught postgraduate programmes combine disciplinary training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences with intensive language tuition and a period abroad at a partner university.

These two-year programmes are aimed at students who wish to pursue careers in the academic world, business, government and the media that require a skill set which encompasses disciplinary rigour, comprehensive area knowledge and cultural and linguistic fluencies.

  • Discipline and Intensive Language MAs
  • Other 2-year MAs

Discipline and Intensive Language MAs

SOAS offers a wide range of MA programmes in combination with intensive language tuition. This is a unique opportunity to develop expertise in one of the languages that are core to SOAS' mission alongside study of one of our established MAs. 

Languages are taught either in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures or in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, and students also attend a Summer School in a country relevant to their selected language. In keeping with SOAS' interdisciplinary focus, content for the discipline component is delivered across our academic departments.

Please see the table below for more information on which programmes are available:

Programme Languages
Africa
MA African Studies and Intensive Language Swahili
Anthropology
MA Anthropological Research Methods and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Anthropology of Food and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Anthropology of Media and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Anthropology of Travel and Tourism and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Medical Anthropology and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Social Anthropology and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Social Anthropology of Development and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
History
MA Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA History and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
History of Art and Archaeology
MA History of Art and Architecture of Islamic Middle East and Intensive Language Arabic, Persian, Turkish
MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia and Intensive Language Japanese, Korean
Japan and Korea
MA Japanese Studies and Intensive Language Japanese, Korean
MA Korean Studies and Intensive Language Japanese, Korean
Linguistics
MA Linguistics and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
Near and Middle East
MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Intensive Language Arabic, Persian, Turkish
MA Palestine Studies and Intensive Language Arabic
MA Iranian Studies and Intensive Language Persian
Religions and Philosophies
MA Religions of Asia and Africa and Intensive Language Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Persian, South East Asian Languages*, Swahili, Turkish
MA Islamic Societies and Cultures and Intensive Language Arabic
South East Asian Studies
MA South East Asian Studies and Intensive Language South East Asian Languages*

For information on which combinations are available, please see Available Combinations MA... and Intensive Language (pdf; 77kb)

Other 2-year MAs