SOAS University of London

Online Academic Summer School

The Politics of Protest, Development and Social Change (Online) (2021 entry)

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Overview

This course provides a critical introduction to the history, nature and impact of global protest. It analyses how social movements, NGOs and other civil society organisations have interacted and influenced each other and how they have globalised. It interrogates the notion of development as economic growth, assesses the critiques against NGOs as alternatives to state-led development models and considers the concept and use of humanitarian intervention in diverse geographical contexts.

For more information, please see the course handbook:  The Politics of Protest, Development and Social Change online handbook (pdf; 131kb)   

"This course changed the way I look at the world." - Anya, The Politics of Protest, Development and Social Change, 2020

What will I learn?

On successful completion of the course, the student should possess:

  • A critical understanding of the key theoretical debates on social movements and NGOs, including an understanding of the various roles these forces play in processes of development and social change.
  • An understanding of the nature and history of social protest since the 1960s.
  • An understanding of the relationships between NGOs and a range of other development actors, including the state, and knowledge of how these relationships have evolved.
  • A capacity to identify, understand and critique a range of theoretical approaches for understanding contemporary social movements, and apply these approaches to practical case studies.

For further information on credits, entry requirements and fees, please visit our Online Learning webpage.

If you have any questions, please fill out our enquiries form.

Venue: Online Learning

Start of programme: 28 June - 9 July 2021

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Entry requirements

  • A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.

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duration:
2 weeks

Tuition Fees 2021

£1,600

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Structure

Programme schedule:

A full programme schedule and updated handbook are being developed and will be available soon.

Advance Reading Materials:

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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

£1,600

Application fee

A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £40 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.

Discounts

Save £200 when if apply by 30th April 

10% discount if you apply for two courses over 4 weeks

20% discount for SOAS Alumni (including Academic Summer School alumni)

20% discount for our partner institutions

Other discounts are available for groups. Please contact us for more information.

Scholarships
Academic Summer School Ambassador Scholarship 2021

The Ambassador Scholarship programme 2021 offers 3 full tuition fee waiver scholarships for highly morivated and academically driven students. Take a look at our Ambassador Scholarship page for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline: 2021-04-30 00:00

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

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How to Apply

Apply now to secure your place.

Once you have paid the £40 application fee and submitted the online application form, you will be informed as to whether you have a place on the course within 5 working days. Please do not pay your tuition fee prior to having received your offer letter.

Application Deadline

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply now to secure your place.

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