SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Anthropology of Media

This programme combines anthropology, media and cultural studies with specific regional expertise in Asia, Africa and the Middle East; it provides students with critical skills, research methods, a wide-ranging understanding of media and the opportunity to pursue original research projects.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum of an Upper 2nd Class BA degree (or equivalent); some exceptions are made for those with significant expereince in a relevant media related career.

Course modules

Compulsory elements; comparative media studies ; dissertation in anthropology and sociology; foundation course; theoretical approaches to social anthropology. Option courses: half unit anthropology options; African and Asian cultures in Britain ; African and Asian diasporas in the modern world; anthropology of human rights (pg); anthropology of globalisation; anthropology of law; anthropology of urban space, place and architecture; comparative study of Islam: anthropological perspectives a (Master�s); comparative study of Islam: anthropological perspectives b (masters); anthropological approaches to agriculture, food and nutrition; ethnographic research methods; issues in the anthropology of film; issues in the anthropology of gender; media production skills; therapy and culture; tourism and travel: a global perspective; Arab cinemas; aspects of African film and video 2; diaspora contexts and visual culture; digital traditional broadcasting communication; gender and development; genders and sexualities in South East Asian film; Indian cinema: its history and social context; Indian cinema: key issues; Iranian cinema; international political communication; Japanese post-war film genres and the avant-garde; Japanese transnational cinema: from Kurosawa to Asia extreme and studio Ghibli - mediated culture in the Middle East: politics and communications; modern Chinese film and theatre (ma); modern film from Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora; post-crisis Thai cinema (1997-2007); (post) colonialism and otherness in South East Asia on screen; rethinking audiences; sound recording and production; the transnational news environment: production, representation and use; transnational communities and diasporic media: networking, connectivity, identity.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,950 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700