Through a mix of disciplinary and regional training, students will develop a critical understanding of contemporary geopolitics, transnational social movements, as well as political developments and governance structures in particular countries.
While anchored in the academic field of political science, the programme employs interdisciplinary perspectives on pressing issues of the modern world and offers a wide variety of thematic modules on the politics of culture, nationalism, race, gender, migration, institutions, environmental justice, conflict and war. This range of options helps students to gain a critical understanding of political dynamics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, while acquiring practical analytical and communications skills.
Students of the Politics degree at SOAS University of London leave SOAS not only with a knowledge and understanding of the complex political and cultural issues of global politics, but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers, both in business and in the public sector.
Politics students follow many different careers in business, government, international organisations and NGOs, as well as further study.
Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:
- BBC - World Service
- British Council
- Center for International Peace Operations
- Channel 4
- Civil Rights, Human Rights and Peace Movement Meretz
- Council for Assisting Refugee Academics
- Eversheds LLP
- Financial Times Limited
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- Performance and Politics
- Political Parties and Elections
- Concepts in Political Theory
- Politics of development
- Politics of Nationalism
- Government and politics of China
- Government and politics of South Asia
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Law Legal Studies Political Science View 632 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A LEVELS: AAA
- IB: 37 (6/6/6)
Alternative entry Requirements
- BTEC: DDD
- Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
- Scottish Highers: AAAAA
- Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA
- Irish LC: 360 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
- Advanced Placement: 4 5 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
- Euro Bacc: 85%
- French Bacc: 15/20
- German Abitur: 1.5
- Italy DES: 85/100
- Austria Mat: 1.5
- Polish Mat: 80%
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International18630 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18630 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad
- UK/EU Students: £1,385
- Overseas Students: £9,320
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