SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

MA in Gender Studies with special reference to the Middle East (2018 entry)

Select year of entry: 2019 2018

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

Fees 2019/20

UK/EU fees:
£12,120
Overseas fees:
£20,715

Fees for 2019/20 entrants. This is a Band 3 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

Entry requirements

  • Minimum Upper Second-class (2.1) honors degree (or equivalent). Overseas students may be asked to provide evidence of meeting English language requirements. Relevant professional and activist experience will be taken into account.

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Overview

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.

The MA Gender with special reference to the Middle East 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.

Email: na@soas.ac.uk

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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 with special reference to the Middle East 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 Availability
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 Availability
Gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNC002 30 Full Year
Dissertation Methods for Gender Studies 15PGNH008 15 Term 1
Compulsory Modules

All students will take the following two compulsory modules

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Gender in the Middle East 15PGNH001 15 Term 1
Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East 15PGNH012 15 Term 2
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

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 Availability
Arabic Women's Writing: Theories and Practices 15PNMC411 30 Full Year
Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law 15PGNH005 15 Term 1
Gendering Migration & Diasporas 15PGNH002 15 Term 1
Queer and Feminist Diaspora Studies 15PGNH011 15 Term 2 - Term 1
Gender, Peace and International Law 15PGNH013 15
Gender and Development 15PDSH010 15 Term 1
Gender and Music (MMus) 15PMUH009 15 Term 2 Not Running 2018/2019
Historical Perspectives on Gender in Africa 15PHIH029 15 Term 1
Gender, law and the family in the history of modern South Asia 15PHIH030 15 Term 1
Issues in the Anthropology of Gender 15PANH024 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
Judaism and Gender 15PSRH029 15 Term 2 Not Running 2018/2019
Gender, Sexuality and the Law: Selected Topics
UCL Optional Module

Gender in Policy & Planning (30 Credits)

List 2

Please Note:  30 credits may come from a language module open option.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Civil society, social movements and the development process 15PDSH001 15 Term 1
Culture and Society of China 15PANH062 15 Term 2
Culture and Society of East Africa 15PANH063 15 Term 2
Culture and Society of Japan 15PANH065 15 Term 1
Culture and Society of Near and Middle East 15PANH067 15 Term 2
Culture and Society of South Asia 15PANH064 15 Term 1
Culture and Society of South East Asia 15PANH066 15 Term 2
Culture and Society of West Africa 15PANH068 15 Term 2
African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World 15PANH010 15 Term 1
African and Asian Cultures in Britain 15PANH009 15 Term 2 Not Running 2018/2019
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
Indian Cinema: Key Issues 15PSAH002 15 Term 2
Violence, justice and the politics of memory 15PPOH019 15 Term 1

 

This is the structure for applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Department.

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

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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 3 tuition fee.

Fees for 2019/20 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
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Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
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Students
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£12,120 £20,715 £6,060 £10,358 £4,040 £6,905
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