SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Religion in Global Politics

This programme has a regional focus rarely, if at all addressed in similar programmes in the subject area, draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives (law; international relations and politics; development; anthropology; migration and diaspora studies; and gender studies).

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent).

Course modules

Dissertation in religion in global politics; religion in global politics: theories and themes; Christianity and social change in Sub Saharan Africa; colonialism and nationalism in South Asia; contemporary Islamism in South Asia: readings in Sayyid Abu al-a'la Mawdudi; critical theory and the study of religions; culture and conflict in the Himalaya; death and religion; eastern and orthodox Christianity; history and doctrines of Indian Buddhism; human rights and Islamic law; Israel, the Arab world and the Palestinians; Jainism: history, doctrine and the contemporary world; modern Muslim thinkers from South Asia; modern trends in Islam; Muslim Britain: perspectives and realities; mystical traditions; non-violence in Jain scriptures, philosophy and law; origins and development of Islam in the Middle East: problems and perspectives; religion in Britain: faith communities and civil society; religious practice in Japan: texts, rituals and believers; Taiwan�s politics and cross-strait relations; text and context in classical Hinduism; the politics of culture in contemporary South Asia; theory and method in the study of religion ; World War ii, cold war, and the 'war on terror': the United States and South East Asia; Zionist ideology; Zoroastrianism: historical and contemporary perspectives.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,880 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Full-time £ 16,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time £ 4,940 per Academic year (home fees) 2 calendar years
MA Part-time £ 8,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 calendar 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