SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Media and the Middle East

The degree draws on theoretical approaches central to the study of culture, politics and communication, as well as theoretical frameworks used in other disciplines, to critically assess the continuously changing media and cultural landscape in the Middle East and interrogate the relationship between media, cultural production and politics. Given the fluid situation in most countries of the Middle East, the degree will critically examine different aspects of these changes, explore diverse perspectives and link them to specific case studies in order to encourage new ways of thinking and understanding the region that move out of Euro-centric debates and approaches that have resulted in vague generalizations and imaginations of the region as a coherent, self-sealed and self-explanatory space.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent).

Course modules

Communication, culture and politics in the Middle East: theoretical and analytical approaches; dissertation in media and the Middle East; emerging digital cultures in Asia and Africa, theory and practice; contemporary visual cultures of the Middle East; international political communication; the transnational news environment: production, representation and use; transnational communities and diasporic media: networking, connectivity, identity; theoretical issues in media and cultural studies; studies in global media and post-national communication; media spectacle and urban space in East Asia; studies in media, information communication technologies and development; Palestine and the moving image; Iranian cinema; Arab cinemas; youth, media, and popular culture.

Assessment methods



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

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