SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Critical Media and Cultural Studies

This programme considers critical issues in media and cultural studies in their full global complexity. Students study non-Western media production, distribution, reception and commentary. The course introduces key contemporary issues discussed in Asian and African media and provides opportunities to engage directly in research on an aspect of these media. Optional courses provide a range of approaches to the critical study of Asian and African discourses, ranging from cinema to music, comparative literature, gender and religion to art and archaeology.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Course modules

Theoretical and contemporary issues in media and cultural studies; dissertation in media studies; the transnational news environment: production, representation and use ; transnational communities and diasporic media: networking, connectivity, identity; media spectacle and urban space in East Asia; mediated culture in the Middle East: politics and communications; international political communication; studies in global media and post-national communication; studies in media, information communication technologies and development; youth, media, and popular culture.

Assessment methods


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 £ 7,260 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,090 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,630 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,045 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,420 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 5,364 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