MSc Political Economy of Development
I came to SOAS because of the inter-disciplinary nature of the courses that I would get to study.
I’ve really enjoyed my study so far, in particular the flexibility my teachers have shown when it comes to open discussion in the classroom. Also, I’ve liked the strong emphasis made to underline the uniqueness of contexts and countries. This highlighted the important fact that policy solutions to development issues could not be applied as generic blueprints to every country.
SOAS is an amazing place, it has the most interesting lectures and events pertaining to a whole range of relevant issues. While being lectured in class by world experts in the field of development, SOAS events have also allowed me to hear and meet some of the originators of many of the ideas taught in class! Being at SOAS almost feels like being seated at the forefront of policy debate and this is what I enjoy the most.
When talking about SOAS I cannot ignore activism. It is is a big part of the institution, for example the political activism that pervades the Schools’ student body. It is quite refreshing/empowering to be part of a community that takes an active and clear stance on important issues