SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice (2021 entry)

Select year of entry: 2021 2020

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Overview

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

Who is this programme for?: The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work in international NGOs, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups in the areas of rights, humanitarian assistance and transitional justice. It also looks more broadly at the future of global human rights in a world where, many claim, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention. Students on this programme are able to participate in all of the activities of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice - including closed and public seminars, workshops, expert briefings and professional trainings, a student-led blog, regular social events and the Centre's internship scheme (for a small group selected through a competitive application process).

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:
Full Time: 1 Year Part Time: 2-3 Years - students usually complete their core modules in Year 1, and their option modules and dissertation in subsequent years.

Fees 2020/21

UK/EU fees:
£12,720
Overseas fees:
£21,750

Fees for 2020/21 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

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Structure

Programme structure 

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

Taught component includes:

  • 60 credits of core modules
  • A minimum of 30 credits from List B below
  • A maximum of 30 credits from List C below
Dissertation
Module Code Credits Term
Dissertation in Politics and International Studies 15PPOC999 60 Full Year
Taught Component
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Conflict, rights and justice 15PPOH018 15 Term 2
Violence, justice and the politics of memory 15PPOH019 15 Term 1
International Politics of Human Rights 15PPOH026 15 Term 2
Methodology in the Social Sciences 15PPOH060 15 Term 1
List B
Module Code Credits Term
International migration and diaspora politics 15PPOH012 15 Term 2
The Politics of Global Security 15PPOH015 15 Term 2
Queer Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNH007 15 Term 2
International laws on the use of force 15PLAH020 15 Term 1
Political Thought on the Just Rebellion 15PPOH030 15 Term 1
Artificial Intelligence and Human Security 15PPOH048 15 Term 2
Race and Caste 15PPOH070 15 Term 2
Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law 15PGNH005 15 Term 1
Infrastructures, Conflict and Struggle 15PPOH041 15 Term 2
Religion in Global Politics: Theories and Themes 15PSRC174 30 Full Year
List C
Module Code Credits Term
Political Theory, Race and Empire 15PPOH045 15 Term 2
Politics of resistance in the Middle East 15PPOH010 15 Term 2
Islam and politics 15PPOH006 15 Term 2
The Politics of Southern Africa: Rule and Resistance after Apartheid 15PPOH069 15 Term 2
The Politics of Central Africa: Social Rupture and Reconfiguration in the Great Lakes Region 15PPOH063 15 Term 1
Politics of South Asia: Beyond India 15PPOH068 15 Term 1
Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia 15PPOH052 15 Term 2
Politics of Island Southeast Asia 15PPOH066 15 Term 2
Therapy and Culture 15PANH027 0.5
State and Society in the Chinese Political Process 1 15PPOH071 15 Term 1
Geopolitics and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus 15PPOH023 15 Term 2
The Law of Armed Conflict 15PLAH022 15 Term 2
Human Rights and Islamic Law 15PLAC150 30 Full Year
Global Media and Postnational Communication: Theoretical and Contemporary Issues 15PMSC003 1.0
State and transformation in the Middle East 15PPOH011 15 Term 1
International Political Communication 15PMSH009 15 Term 2

 

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

Teaching & Learning

Modules are taught by a combination of methods, principally lectures, tutorial classes, seminars and supervised individual study projects.

The MSc programme consists of three taught modules (corresponding to three examination papers) and a dissertation.

Lectures

Most modules involve a 50-minute lecture as a key component with linked tutorial classes.

Seminars

At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work taking place in two-hour sessions. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write papers that often require significant independent work.

Dissertation

A quarter of the work for the degree is given over to the writing of an adequately researched 10,000-word dissertation. Students are encouraged to take up topics which relate the study of a particular region to a body of theory.

Learning Resources

SOAS Library
SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world. The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

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 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
£12,720 £21,750 £6,360 £10,875 £4,240 £7,250

Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2020-01-31 15:00

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

SOAS Master's Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2020-02-20 15:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

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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