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MA African Studies and Intensive Language (Swahili)

SOAS University of London

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    SOAS, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

African Studies

The MA African Studies and Intensive Swahili from SOAS provides students with competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a combination of the study of language, history, cinema, politics, economics or law.

Students on this postgraduate degree programme will develop their ability to engage with and explore relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories.

Intensive Language (Swahili):

This MA (discipline) and Intensive Language (Swahili) is a two-year programme that will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive study of an African language (Swahili) in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers. The MA programme will enable students to engage with the subject of their Masters’ programme in Africa through an African language, to engage with sources and data in an African language and to conduct research and professional work in Africa.

This MA Intensive Swahili Language programme combined with a discipline is also aimed at professionals wishing to pursue careers directly related to Africa, including government departments (of both the UK and other countries), and in firms requiring particular skills and knowledge related to trading, investment and promotional interests outside Europe.

Employment

Graduates of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise, but also with skills in written and oral communication, analysis and problem solving.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

SOAS University of London

  • University League Table

    48th

  • Campus address

    SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Camden, WC1H 0XG, England

SOAS is one of the leading centres for international foundation and pre-master's study in the UK, bringing 35 years' expertise to innovative programmes.
The programmes allow students to create their own pathway to a degree by combining options from social sciences, humanities and business/economics.
SOAS is one of the UK's most international universities, with around half of SOAS' students coming from outside the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 9 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    144 72%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    1st

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    7th

    3

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