SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

State Society and Development

This programme seeks to explain state-society relations and development in Asia, Africa and (where appropriate) Latin America through the sub-disciplines of comparative political sociology and comparative/international political economy; students will study the core concepts of these sub-disciplines such as: State; civil society; social closure; class; bureaucracy; patrimonialism; hegemony; late-industrialisation; product cycle; developmental state; rent-seeking; good governance; and globalisation.

Entry requirements

The qualification for entry is normally a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in politics or international relations, or a related social science discipline; applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Course modules

Modules may include: State and society in Asia and Africa; state and development in Asia and Africa; government and politics in Africa; government and politics of modern South Asia; government and politics of modern South East Asia; state and society in the Chinese political process; Northeast Asian politics (Japan, Korea and Taiwan); state and society in Central Asia and the Caucasus; geopolitics and security in Central Asia and the Caucasus; political society in the Middle East; state and transformation in the Middle East; Taiwan's politics and cross-strait relations; Japan unravelled; the Indian Ocean in world politics; Asian security.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,895 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,948 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,965 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

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