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 experience in a relevant media related career.

Course modules

Core modules: 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; anthropology of globalisation; anthropology of law; anthropology of urban space, place and architecture; comparative study of Islam: anthropological perspectives A and B (Master's); 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 September 2016 GBP 8,295 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,490 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,295 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,295 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,295 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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