Entry requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

See postgraduate entry requirements for Overseas and EU qualifications and equivalencies.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Taiwan Studies programme is the first and only postgraduate degree focussing on contemporary Taiwan in the English-speaking world. It provides an unrivalled programme of advanced interdisciplinary courses on Taiwan’s politics, society and culture, cinema, political economy, and international relations.

SOAS is the world’s leading centre for Taiwan Studies teaching, academic events and publications. Each year the Centre of Taiwan Studies runs a very vibrant series of academic events, film screenings, workshops and conferences that are designed to create a unique environment for the study of Taiwan.

Why study Taiwan at SOAS?

  • SOAS offers the most extensive Taiwan Studies teaching programme of any European or American university.
  • The SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies is the most active Taiwan Studies programme in the world, holding a rich programme of Taiwan related events. These include the popular Taiwan Summer School, film screening programmes, annual Taiwan Lectures, as well as student dialogue events with cultural and political practitioners. Over the year students will get the chance to meet many of the key figures on their Taiwan class reading lists on our events programme.
  • SOAS is also the world’s leading centre for Taiwan Studies publications, hosting the Routledge Research on Taiwan book series and International Journal of Taiwan Studies. Therefore, each year students will be able join a number of Taiwan book launch events.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)20 3510 6974