– Written by Isabel Langdale (Graduate Internship Programme):
Are you looking to gain crucial expertise in order to further develop your career? Are you looking for academic insight and enrichment in a subject you find stimulating? Are you interested in undertaking a degree at SOAS and would like a taste of SOAS life?
SOAS Academic Summer School welcomes those who can answer yes to any or all of these questions.
This summer we are offering a three-week intensive academic experience in the heart of London. Teaching comprises 46 contact hours including lectures, tutorials and course related activities. Immerse yourself in your subject of interest; interact with similarly engaged students from all over the world; all within the vibrant, academic, literary, artistic SOAS community.
The courses available for 2018 provide academically rigorous engagement with some of the most demanding questions of our time.
- What are the wider structures of contemporary migration?
- Did inappropriate use of risk management tools exacerbate the financial crisis of 2008?
- What is the nature and impact of social protest? How has it globalised?
- How does a gendered approach to the study of state-building and violence in the Middle East illuminate recent conflicts?
- What constitutes the effective management of public finances?
- Who gains and who loses in the contemporary world economy?
- How can a deeper understanding of the modern Middle East emerge from a greater consideration of its historical relationships?
- What is the impact of ‘Africa rising’ on the current realignment of the political world order?
- How does violent conflict create great wealth for some, while causing devastation for many more?
- How have the diverse north-south interventions associated with civil wars, terrorism and peace building reconfigured international relations in the 21st century?
- What are the limitations and potential of international law as a tool for change?
Our lecturers critically interrogate their respective disciplines by ensuring that the epicentre of their studies is not the West. Throughout your three weeks at SOAS you will be asked to stretch, challenge and develop your skills of critical analysis. The intensive academic format will enable you to deepen your subject knowledge and/or regional area of choice.
“It was the best teaching I’ve ever experienced. I was so very impressed and really inspired.”
Olivia, Development and Conflict
“The benefit I got from the International Law: Contemporary Issues course highly exceeded my expectations. SOAS is academic paradise”
Valentina Lamberg, International Law Contemporary Issues
“I found my classes extremely stimulating and found the teachers to be very qualified, as they all had previous professional experience in the fields they were teaching.”
Owen Keeley, Finance & Risk Management
We recognise that learning does not only take place in the classroom. Throughout your chosen summer school course, there will be a variety of activities which you will also attend.
In the past we have enjoyed: a rebels and radicals walking tour of London, for the ‘NGO’s and Social Movements’ course; a tour of an exhibition of Saudi Women artists in the Mosaic rooms for ‘Gender, Conflict & the Middle East’; and a visit to the Bank of England for ‘Finance and Risk management’, among many others. In doing so, we draw on the incredibly rich resources available to us in London, to provide you with a deep and engaging learning experience.
We are now open for applications, to apply simply complete our online application form.
If you have any questions please enquire here.
A 10% early-bird discount is available on tuition fees until 30 March 2018
The Academic Summer School
Phone: +44 (0)207 898 4205