SOAS has general minimum entrance requirements for registration for a postgraduate taught degree and these can be viewed on our website. Students wishing to take certain options as their Major will normally be expected to have their 1st degree in that discipline. This applies to those wishing to have their Major in Social Anthropology, Economics, Politics (of the Middle East), and Law.
May be combined with MA Islamic Societies and Cultures MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies MA Palestine Studies MA History MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia MA Religions of Asia and Africa MA Medical Anthropology MA Anthropological Research Methods MA Migration and Diaspora Studies
Months of entry
The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with the Arab Middle East in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course would enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language.
In the two-year pathway, students can take intensive Arabic language with either MA Islamic Societies and Cultures, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies, or MA Palestine Studies, therefore making these programmes unique in Europe. The student will be provided with a near proficient ability in the Arabic language.
May be combined with
MA Islamic Societies and Cultures
MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies
MA Palestine Studies
MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia
MA Religions of Asia and Africa
MA Medical Anthropology
MA Anthropological Research Methods
MA Migration and Diaspora Studies
Once you have checked the structure for this programme via the structure tab, please click into the above discipline that you would like to study. You will then see the full list of optional courses available to you.
Information for international students
Information, including English Language requirements, can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/international/
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0)20 7898 4700