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SOAS University of London MRes Social Anthropology and Intensive Language
SOAS University of London

MRes Social Anthropology and Intensive Language

London, United Kingdom

2 Years

English

Full time, Part time

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GBP 11,980 / per year *

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* full-time fees: UK £11,980; Overseas £23,400

Introduction

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or part-time

The MRes Social Anthropology offers students training in social science research methods, with a strong focus on ethnographic methods. It aims to provide students with the skills they need to conduct research at a doctoral level or to work as social science researchers. In addition to the acquisition of strong methodological skills, students are able to benefit from SOAS' renowned offering of African and Asian languages, as well as its expertise in the humanities, including philosophy, linguistics, literature, and history.

This two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who wish to combine knowledge of social anthropology with expertise in a regional language. It prepares students to apply their anthropological knowledge in a specific region by achieving proficiency in a language.

May be combined with:

The following Intensive Language pathways are available with the MRes Social Anthropology:

  • Arabic
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • South-East Asian Languages: Burmese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Swahili
  • Turkish

Why study MRes Social Anthropology at SOAS

  • We draw on the exceptional regional expertise of our academics in Asian, African, and Middle Eastern languages and politics, many of whom have joined us with practical working knowledge of their disciplines
  • You will be joining our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the world outside of academia
  • You will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our optional modules and/or optional modules from other departments, including the opportunity to learn a regional language
  • We are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a second language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities

The MRes Social Anthropology may be taken either as a free-standing MRes or as the first part of a PhD [e.g. as a 1 + 3 research training programme]. In the latter case, the MRes, therefore, serves as a shortcut into the PhD. It is designed to train students in research skills, including language training, to the level prescribed by the ESRC’s research training guidelines.

Most students would be expected to progress to PhD registration at the end of the degree.

The MRes is recognised by the ESRC.

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