SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Global Cinemas and The Transcultural

This programme offers students the opportunity to study in-depth regional cinemas outside the now standard research topographies, both geographical and theoretical, of mainstream cinema studies, so opening up avenues for advanced research in areas and methodologies as yet untapped. Alternatively, it provides an avenue of study for those simply wishing to obtain a post-graduate qualification in Cinema Studies without being confined to a European- and/or American-centric world-view.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Course modules

Cinema, nation and the transcultural; dissertation for ma global cinemas and the transcultural ; curating Africa: African film and video in the age of festivals; years of radical change: South Korean cinema from the new wave to the new millennium; aspects of African film and video 1; aspects of African film and video 2; film and society in the Middle East; genders and sexualities in South East Asian film; Indian cinema: its history and social context; Indian cinema: key issues; Iranian cinema; issues in the anthropology of film; Japanese post-war film genres and the avant-garde; Japanese transnational cinema: from Kurosawa to Asia extreme and studio Ghibli; modern Chinese film and theatre (MA); modern film from Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora; (post) colonialism and otherness in South East Asia on screen; post-crisis Thai cinema (1997-2007).

Assessment methods

Assessed by dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A number of scholarships are available for either UK/EU or overseas students; application deadline is March/April.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,950 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,634 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

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