SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Masters Programme Students

Taught MA degrees have long been a specialism of the SOAS Department of Anthropology. Currently there are eight such degrees. Click on the links below to learn more about them: 

The degree programmes, which run from October, consist of a foundation course in anthropological theory called Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology (compulsory for students without previous background in the subject), the core course of the specific degree programme, options (which may be thematic, regional or a language), and an original, supervised dissertation submitted the following September.

Prizes are awarded annually for the Best Overall Degree Profile and the Best Dissertation. Additionally, for each individual MA programme a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement is awarded to one or more students with outstanding results including an overall Distinction.

Please apply by completing the online application form at our How to apply page and do contact the Directors of Study of the individual MA degrees (shown on each degree programme page) should you have questions for them.