SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Dissertation in Media and the Middle East

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A 10,000 word dissertation must be submitted by 15 September (if 15 September falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then submission must be by 16:00 on the Monday immediately following 15 September).

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  • The different approaches to studying the media and the Middle East, paying attention to particular situations and contexts rather than making generalised assumptions.
  • The role of media, particularly social media, in processes of political, cultural and social change
  • The relationship between the analysis of cultural production economics, power and politics in a fluid environment, with reference both to normative and empirical issues

Scope and syllabus

The 10,000 word research project focuses on a specific topic that the student selects from materials presented in the formal courses in Media and the Middle East. It is normally written over the summer period and submitted in September. The dissertation provides the opportunity for individual research that includes an element of primary field research or the use of multimedia elements, or both.

Method of assessment

One 10,000 word dissertation (100%).


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