SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

History (Asia, Africa)

This course focuses on the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the UK. The programme also provides a sound training in the historical sciences more generally.

Entry requirements

Normally, an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard obtained after a course of study extending over not less than three years in a university (or educational institution of university rank) in History or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

Course modules

Modern Muslim thinkers from South Asia; Islam in South Asia; colonialism and nationalism in South Asia; gender, law and the family in the history of modern South Asia; the body and the making of colonial difference in British India warfare and the military in African history; slavery in West Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries; historical perspectives on gender in Africa; social and cultural transformations in Southern Africa Since 1945; colonial conquest and social change in Southern Africa.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,950 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 2,634 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
MA Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months

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