SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Postcolonial Studies

This programme offers a focus on the historical relationships of power, domination and practices of imperialism and colonialism in the modern period (late 19th century to the present) through the study of literature and culture. The core course introduces a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the literature, film and media of these areas. A range of literary, filmic and theoretical texts from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Near and Middle East are included in the reading list. These address representations of colonialism and decolonisation, neo-colonialism, nationalism in postcolonial societies and diasporic experiences.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent).

Course modules

Postcolonial theory and practice; modern Palestinian literature (PG); travelling Africa: writing the cape to Cairo; modern Japanese literature (Master�s); modern Chinese literature in translation; traditional Chinese literature in translation; literatures in African languages; literatures of South Asia; imagining Pakistan: culture, politics, gender (MA); social and political dimensions of modern Arabic literature; war, revolution and independence in South East Asia literatures in translation (Master�s); translating cultures; modern Bengal: the evolution of Bengali culture and society from 1690 to the present day (MA).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,260 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,090 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,630 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,045 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

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700