SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

MA Gender Studies (Middle East Pathway) (2021 entry)

Select year of entry: 2021 2020

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Overview

The MA Gender Studies (Middle East Pathway) is our newest pathway degree yet, and is introduced at a time when SOAS is celebrating its 100 years anniversary. Its main goal is to re-focus discussions related to gender and sexuality to the unique and rich region of the Middle East. This pathway coincides with the increased relevance of the Middle East to the disciplines of development and International Relations, in addition to its omnipresence in mainstream news and media.

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

Who is this programme for?:

The pathway caters for students who would like to obtain a critical lens to the current issues and debates within the study of gender in the Middle East, and will appeal to both students who are interested in the relevant academic discussions and those who are interested in political and activist dimensions.

Email: sk151@soas.ac.uk

Entry requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

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duration:
One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Fees 2020/21

UK/EU fees:
£10,970
Overseas fees:
£20,530

Fees for 2020/21 entrants. This is a Band 2 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

Convenors

Q&A

Introducing MA in Gender Studies with special reference to the Middle East

Course convenor Sabina Allouche discusses how she first became interested in Gender Studies and what students can expect who join the MA in Gender Studies with special reference to the Middle East programme.

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Q&A with Sabina Allouche, convenor of the MA in Gender Studies with reference to the Middle East

Structure

This pathway degree is inter-disciplinary and combines a number of methodologies which include anthropological, legal, and economical approaches. Students are expected to submit weekly reaction papers, hold presentations in class and complete a 12,000 words dissertation. Students are strongly encouraged to engage with the centre by initiating activities and sharing their thoughts with fellow students and staff alike.

The MA Gender Studies (Middle East Pathway) consists of one calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only).

Students must take 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including core and option modules) and a 60 credit dissertation.

Dissertation

Module Code Credits Term
Dissertation in gender studies 15PGNC999 60 Full Year

Taught Component

Core Modules

Please Note: Gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East (15PGNC002) needs to be completed successfully for the achievement of an exit award.

All students will take the following two core modules:

Module Code Credits Term
Gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNC002 30 Full Year
Dissertation Methods for Gender Studies 15PGNH008 15 Term 2
Compulsory Modules

All students will take the following two compulsory modules

Module Code Credits Term
Gender in the Middle East 15PGNH001 15 Term 1
Guided Options

All students will take the modules to the value of 30 credits from List 1 below

AND

All students will take the modules to the value of 15 credits from List 2 below

Students may select 30 credits from SOAS online-learning modules. This is subject to approval from the programme convenor

List of modules (subject to availability)

List 1

Please Note:  15PANH024  Issues in the Anthropology of Gender cannot be combined with 15PDSH010 Gender & Development

Module Code Credits Term
Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law 15PGNH005 15 Term 1
Queering Migrations and Diasporas 15PGNH002 15 Term 2
Gender and Development 15PDSH010 15 Term 1
Gender, Peace and International Law 15PGNH013 15
Historical Perspectives on Gender in Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PHIH029 15 Term 2
Queer Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNH007 15 Term 2
Genders and Sexualities in South East Asian Film 15PSEH011 15 Term 2
Gender, Sexuality and the Law: Selected Topics
UCL Optional Module

Gender in Policy & Planning (15 Credits)

Module Code Credits Term
Culture and Society of East Africa 15PANH063 15 Term 2
Culture and Society of Near and Middle East 15PANH067 15 Term 1
Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies I: History and Politics 15PNMH006 15 Term 1
Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies II: Culture and Society 15PNMH007 15 Term 2
Violence, justice and the politics of memory 15PPOH019 15 Term 1

 

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 2 tuition fee.

Fees for 2020/21 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Fees go up each year, therefore, your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher. Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
£10,970 £20,530 £5,485 £10,265 £3,657 £6,845

Scholarships
Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2020-01-31 15:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Ghana

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Nigeria

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – South Korea

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2020-02-20 15:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2020-06-05 15:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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