Research course

Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies

Institution
SOAS University of London · Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Months of entry

September

Course content

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies.

The Centre has developed its own MPhil training programme which will enable research students to be registered in the Centre rather than in specific regional Departments or those of other disciplines. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but also to literatures written in European languages.

Prospective research students will have the unique opportunity to work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, theoretical and critical, supervised according to the expertise of a wide range of academic staff across the Faculty and SOAS.

A research degree in Comparative Literature (Asia/Africa/the Near and Middle East), Cultural Studies (Asia/Africa/The Middle East) or Postcolonial Studies (Asia/Africa/The Near and Middle East) normally takes three years, or up to a maximum of four years should periods of fieldwork/research and material collection be required. Part-time registration is also possible.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
study@soas.ac.uk
Phone
020 7898 4700