We are looking forward to a new term! As is normal at this time of the year we are receiving a lot of enquiries from students about the course, SOAS, and life in London. Here are some of the most common questions we receive, and some answers to them. These apply to all our Masters programmes. If you still have questions after reading through this, please get in touch with your course convenor.
There is a lot of information available on the SOAS website, so have a good look through that.
There is also a welcome page: https://www.soas.ac.uk/welcome/
Q. What is the content/structure of my programme?
A. Details of all programmes, including content and optional modules, can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/development/programmes/
Q. How do I decide which modules to choose?
A. There is a huge range of modules, including several language options, to choose from and this can be a bit daunting. The dissertation is the jewel in your Masters crown, so choose modules that prepare you – in subject and/or discipline – for your dissertation. If you don’t know what you want to write about for your dissertation, have a look through the modules available and think what directions you would like your research and analysis to take over the course of your Masters.
You have the chance to sign up for your modules before you arrive. This reserves you a place on the module (as some get full), but there is also a chance to change your module choices when you arrive.
Q. Where is the timetable?
Many courses have a one-hour lecture followed by a tutorial, which is often, but by no means always, on the same day. Part-time students are given priority when choosing tutorial times.
Any enquiries relating to MPhil/PhD should be addressed to Doctoral School Admissions.