SOAS University of London

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The Centre is unique in the world in its focus on media, information and communication in the Global South. It offers an eclectic mix of 3 postgraduate taught degrees and a research degree (PhD) whose non-Eurocentric approach offers fresh directions to examining the contemporary world.

Teaching

  • Ranked 101-150 in the world for Communications and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by subject 2017)
  • Classes are taught by research active instructors who focus on different aspects of communication, culture, and society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa
  • Excellent teacher:student ratio and personal contact
  • Students study core classes in their chosen MA, and are encouraged to take classes across SOAS to create a unique degree with a regional, topical, or language focus that fits their needs
  • Alumni go onto high profile careers in the media, in NGO and Think Tanks and academic research

Research

  • Our research spans the Middle East, Asia and East Africa and topics, including political communication, digital media and activism, political economy of news media; social movements; migration; diasporas; ethnic minorities; transnational communities; digital technologies and development and digital cultures in the Global South. Our research students work on a variety of topics including media histories, gender and media, documentary and refugees, conflict and journalism practice, feminist activism, solidarity movements and the media and political communication of non-state actors.

  • Our staff regularly appear in the media as guests and commentators on diverse contemporary issues

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