SOAS, University of London
Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali
Applicants will need to produce documented evidence of language learning ability: a language A level or equivalent; or successful completion of an undergraduate language course.
Year 1: students take a 1.0 unit Nepali language course (either Nepali language 1 or Nepali language 2); 1.0 unit culture and conflict in the Himalaya; 1.0 unit theoretical approaches in social anthropology (or other anthropology options, chosen in consultation with programme convenor, for students with equivalent anthropology training); 0.5 unit media production skills; and 0.5 units of anthropology options. 2 weeks of intensive Nepali language tuition at SOAS after the June exams, followed by 2 months in Kathmandu, attached to the Nepa School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Bishwo Bhasa Campus of Tribhuvan University. At the end of the summer students will be required to submit a 5000-word preliminary fieldwork report and research proposal, accompanied by a 500-word abstract written in Nepali. Year 2: Students take the following courses: 1.5 unit Nepali for researchers; 1.0 unit anthropological research methods (0.5 units ethnographic research methods in term 1 and 0.5 units in introduction to quantitative methods in social research in term 2). They also attend the compulsory weekly MPhil research training seminar in anthropology and write a 15,000 word MA dissertation.
A mixture of written papers and oral examinations, coursework essays and written papers. Students also complete a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 17,215 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|School of Oriental and African Studies||Camden||WC1H 0XG||South East|
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