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.
Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent).
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.
|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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|School of Oriental and African Studies||Camden||WC1H 0XG||South East|
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