Arts of Asia and Africa

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.19k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 21.3k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
StudyQA ranking:1597 Duration:12 months

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This programme, to be inaugurated in September 2012, draws on courses across the School of Arts, permitting student to specialise in, for example: popular music and film in the Middle East; art, archaeology and music of the Silk Road; music, media and development in Africa. Students must take one course from at least two of the constituent departments/centre, and will write a supervised dissertation on a relevant topic.

Students must take one course from at least two of the constituent departments/centre, and will write a supervised dissertation on a relevant topic.

The following is a complete list of courses in the programme, not all of which are offered in any single year.

  • Approaches to Critical Interpretation & Aesthetic Theories - 15PARC004 (1 Unit) - Full Year
  • Chinese Porcelain: Trade, Transfer and Reception - 15PARH064 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Japanese Ceramics Past and Present - 15PARH047 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Understanding Art East and West: from Asmat Shields to Tate Modern - 15PARH058 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Asia and Africa On Display: Objects, Exhibitions and Transculturism - 15PARH043 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Photography and the Image in Africa; and other Regional Perspectives - 15PARC036 (1.0 Unit) - Not Running 2014/15
  • Representing Conflict: A Cross-Cultural and Inter Disciplinary Approach - 15PARH039 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Diaspora Contexts and Visual Culture - 15PARH042 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Arts of Modern and Contemporary China (since 1800) - 15PARH055 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Arts of contemporary and modern Southeast Asia - 15PARH050 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • The Transnational News Environment: Production, Representation and Use - 15PMSH006 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Dissertation in Art and Archaeology - 15PARC999 (1 Unit) - Full Year
  • Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media:Networking, Connectivity, Identity - 15PMSH004 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communication - 15PMSH003 (0.5 Unit)
  • International Political Communication - 15PMSH009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Rethinking Audiences - 15PMSH011 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Theoretical Issues in Media and Cultural Studies - 15PMSH005 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Theoretical and Contemporary Issues in Media and Cultural Studies - 15PMSC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year
  • Japanese Transnational Cinema: From Kurosawa to Asia Extreme and Studio Ghibli - 15PJKH007 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Iranian Cinema - 15PMSH010 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Arab Cinemas - 15PMSH013 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Japanese Post-War Film Genres and the Avant-Garde - 15PJKH008 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Theoretical Issues in Media and Cultural Studies - 15PMSH005 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication - 15PMSH007 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Aspects of Music and Religion in South East Asia - 15PMUH017 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Atlantic Africa: (P)Layers of Mediation in African Popular Music (PG) - 15PMUC009 (1 Unit) - Full Year
  • Central Asian Music - 15PMUH008 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Indian Classical Music - 15PMUC027 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Music, Place and Politics in Cuba - 15PMUH015 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH016 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Pop and Politics in East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH014 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (PG) - 15PMUH018 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Analysing World Music: Transcription & Analysis in Ethnomusicology - 15PMUH004 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Composition - 15PMUH013 (0.5 Unit) - Full Year
  • Ethnomusicology in Practice - 15PMUC004 (1 Unit) - Full Year
  • Gender and Music (MMus) - 15PMUH009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Music and Healing - 15PMUH019 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Performance - 15PMUC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year
  • Popular Music and Politics in Israel - 15PMUH010 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Music in South Asian Culture (Masters) - 15PMUC005 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival - 15PMUH011 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Music in Selected Regions of Africa: Contexts and Structures - 15PMUC006 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Analysing World Music: Transcription & Analysis in Ethnomusicology - 15PMUH004 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Raga: concept and practice (Postgraduate) - 15PMUH020 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Dissertation in Music - 15PMUC999 (1 Unit) - Full Year
Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed. As an approximate comparison, an equivalent BA from a US university would have a Grade Point Average of either 3.3 or 3.5 depending on the awarding university. If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.English language requirementsIn order to ensure that SOAS students have a sufficient standard of English to study effectively, we require overseas students to submit evidence, during the application process, of their current level of proficiency.Score for Unconditional EntryIELTS: Overall 7+ with at least 7 in all sub scoresTOEFL: iBT105+ with at least 25 in all sub scoresPearson Test of English - Academic: Score of 75 or above with at least 70 in all sub scores English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 105 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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