SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Media in Development

The degree engages with practical and theoretically-critical approaches to addressing the different ways in which media can engage with, be used, and constitute sources of contestation over economic, socio-cultural and political development. Study draws on media theory, practical knowledge and experience, and an awareness of the critical debates within and about development itself to challenge assumptions about the role of media and development industries.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent).

Course modules

Theoretical and contemporary issues in media, information communication technologies and development; dissertation MA media and development; contemporary visual cultures of the Middle East; emerging digital cultures in Asia and Africa, theory and practice; international political communication; media spectacle and urban space in East Asia; mediated culture in the Middle East: politics and communications; rethinking audiences; 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; 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

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