The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in politics or international relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.
Months of entry
The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa.
The MSc African Politics is a regional specialist MSc, aiming to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of one for the other) in Africa. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work.
Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work.
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 and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7898 4700