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Get a taste of online teaching at SOAS with one of our Masterclasses.

We put on a series on live Masterclasses in June - and now you can watch the recordings on demand in your own time. Taught by SOAS academics, these are tasters of what a real lecture at SOAS would be like. Our Masterclasses cover a range of topics -- watch as many as you like, maybe even some not related to your chosen programme. These are a great way to learn something new, find out more about our SOAS lecturers and experience online teaching before September.

Undergraduate Masterclass Recordings

History of Art and Archaeology Covering the Kaaba of Mecca

LCL: (South East Asia) South East Asian Studies/Vietnamese

South Asian Studies: Hindi/Urdu language taster

Law: Legal Systems of Asia and Africa: Women, Customary Norms and Property Rights in Africa

BA Music &: Growing into Music in Mali, West Africa

Persian and Iranian Studies: Persian Taster and why learn this Indo-European language

Law: LLB: The Case for an International Commission of Inquiry for Covid-19: Law and Accountability in the Time of Corona

Forced Migration / Development Studies: Forced Migration and Development

BA Social Anthropology: Porous Boundaries, Flexible Identities: Self-other Relations in South East Asia

Economics: The economics of the environment

Japanese language: Hajimemashite : Self Introduction in Japanese

Chinese Studies: Trans-Asia as Method: Performing the Chinese Cultural Revolution in Latin America

History of Japanese Art: The Power of the Shogun's Painters

Chinese: Your first Chinese lesson online !

South East Asia: Reading South East Asia in English

Development Studies: New Challenges to Development Studies

Finance and Management A Taste of International Human Resource Management

Chinese Studies: Gender and Revolution in China

Law: UG LLB Family Law: Rights, Duties or Responsibilities? What is the role of Family law in a multicultural society?

Postgraduate Masterclass Recordings

Tibetan Buddhist Art: The Painting as a Body

Political Economy of Development and Institutions: Institutions, Governance and Development

Film and Screen (CCIMSS): From marketplace to festival space: FESFOP in Louga (Senegal)

MSc Development Economics and MSc International Finance and Development: Introduction to Development Economics and Finance

Religion and Global Politics: The Colonial Invention of Religion

Globalisation and Development: Covid-19 and Globalisation

Law: MA/LLM: Global Environmental Problems and North-South Equity after the Pandemic

Law: Gender Studies and Law: Women, Peace and Security

Environment, Politics and Development Urban political ecology: socionature in The Hague and Mexico City

Law: Transnational Financial Law and Islamic Finance

MA History: Histories of world histories at SOAS

Global Media and Communication: Global media in times of crisis

Music: Paths Toward a Clearing: Ethnomusicology and environmental justice in the south east African borderlands

Development Studies: New Challenges to Development Studies Part 1
Development Studies: New Challenges to Development Studies Part 2

Finance and Management Can 'ethical finance' be guaranteed to be ethical?

Creative Industries/Popular Music It's a London thing? Race, space and bass music in the city

Law: Alternative Dispute Resolution How do you tell the difference between a 'conflict' and a 'dispute'?