Media Studies

Media studies

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Media Studies Postgraduate Degrees

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We live in an age of rapid technological development, where every digital advance brings us closer to the creative practitioners on neighbouring continents. At SOAS, our focus is to examine the media in all its forms, old and new, challenging the Eurocentric view and encouraging you to think more dynamically about a myriad of perspectives.

Explore our postgraduate options below:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1528189897047{margin-top: 80px !important;}”][vc_tta_pageable][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1541417047979-1ef48080-98d1″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/fd0ZpM3kZyU” align=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Section 3″ tab_id=”1541434299739-e11250c6-7d20″][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item title=”Times Higher Education” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem136094.html” icon=”heart-empty” icon_color=”#8224e3″ icon_position=”center”]We’re ranked 13 in the UK and 61 in the world for Arts & Humanities in the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2019[/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_pageable][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″ padding_top=”10″][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1528189904040{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”MA International Journalisms” tab_id=”1477388848774-9d08ba9a-4b608d11-0367″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This course draws upon the unique positioning of SOAS in higher education in order to examine how such tensions affect contemporary journalistic representations of the Global South and how they relate to different cultural, political, technological and historical contexts.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/media-studies/programmes/ma-international-journalism/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Media in Development” tab_id=”1528119436011-cf072b9d-013b”][vc_column_text]The programme differs from other degrees in the field by placing the onus on the role of media to further the Development agenda, especially post the Second World War.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/global-media-and-communications/programmes/ma-media-in-development/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1528189910806{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”MA Global Media and Postnational Communication” tab_id=”1526641876015-a809f1f7-2580″][vc_column_text]This programme focuses on the dynamic developments in media and communications within Asia, Africa and the Middle East.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/global-media-and-communications/programmes/ma-global-media-and-postnational-communication/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”PhD in Media Studies” tab_id=”1477583404722-d3068921-24848d11-0367″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The PhD in Media and Film Studies is a research degree, involving original research on some aspect of contemporary theoretical and global issues in media and film. Our approach to media and film studies involves a developed critique of Eurocentrism.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/media-studies/phd/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” disable_element=”yes” inner_container=”no” section_type=”alternate” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” margin_top=”40″ margin_bottom=”40″ overflow=”false”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1478283700358{padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Our research in action” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Our research has significant influence on policy, through multiple interactions with international development agencies, NGO networks, museums and galleries, and UK asylum and law-making systems.[/vc_column_text][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item href=”http://www.soas.ac.uk/anthropology/research/research-in-action/” icon=”globe” icon_color=”#2c3e50″ icon_size=”big”][kleo_button title=” See our research in action ” href=”http://www.soas.ac.uk/anthropology/research/research-in-action/” style=”highlight” size=”xl” ][/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ bg_gradient=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1477586183539{background-image: url(https://study.soas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/large97712.jpg?id=160910) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”300px”][vc_column_text text_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1477642823174{padding: 20px !important;}”]A woman in a Tangail village prepares threads before weaving Jamdani, a traditional art designated by UNESCO as an ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ Credit: Farid Ahmed, SOAS Photography Competition 2014[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” type=”color” bg_color=”#eaeaea” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ border=”bottom” el_class=”col dark”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]

Graduate Destinations

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Students leave SOAS with the ability to think critically and with well-honed skills in analysis – and this, coupled with the strong sense of social justice our students are well known for – is why SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference.
Here is the latest information from the known destinations of the 2015 Anthropology and Sociology graduates of single and joint honours within the department.

Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

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  • The New York Times
  • Action on Hearing Loss
  • Deloitte
  • Esdevium Games
  • IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • MTA International

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  • Action Against Hunger
  • Amnesty International
  • Etihad Airways

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SOAS alumni and students around the world

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