Mode of Attendance: Online learning
This online programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the deployment of gender and sexuality in areas related to global politics. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the deployment of gender and sexuality in areas related to global politics. Informed by feminist approaches to knowledge production, International Relations, International Law, conflict resolution, peace-building, political participation, human rights, development and society the programme encompasses micro, meso and macro levels of analysis.
This unique interdisciplinary programme offers critical grounded knowledge of gender and sexuality in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with a focus on the nexus between gender, sexuality and social, political and economic change and development. The degree prepares students for jobs in government agencies, non-governmental organisations, UN bodies and international organisations. Taught by leading scholars and drawing on SOAS expertise in the Global South, the programme provides students with a non-Eurocentric approach to addressing key debates in the field.
Who is this programme for?
Designed for recent graduates as well as professionals who are looking to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for careers in government, education, NGOs, media and the UN.
All students will take a compulsory Dissertation with a value of 60 credits.
- Gender, Sexuality in Global Politics (online)
- Gender, Conflict and the Middle-East (Online)
Students will select 30 credits from the list of modules below
List of modules (subject to availability)
- Gender and Security in Africa (online)
- Digital Diplomacy (Online Module)
- Global Citizenship and Advocacy (Online Module)
- Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online Learning)
- Cultural Diplomacy (Online Module)
The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information through your Department.
Admissions and Applications
You can apply using our online application form.
Your completed application will be reviewed by a member of academic staff. If your application is successful, we will send you an official offer within ten working days and you will be asked to submit the relevant supporting documentation. Once in receipt of our offer, we recommend submitting your documents immediately.
Supporting documentation for applications
- Degree certificates
- Copy of an identification document
- Copy of English language proficiency certificate
Upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Applicants need to have an academic degree in gender studies or any other degree in the humanities or social sciences. However, a demonstrable interest in gender studies without these academic qualifications will be considered by the admissions tutors.
English Language Entry Requirements
You must be able to show that your English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete your course at SOAS. Please note that we take our English language requirements seriously and failure to meet them exactly may well result in your application to SOAS being rejected. It is not possible to negotiate if your scores are below our required levels, with the expectation that because they are 'close enough' they will be accepted. It is important that you plan appropriately, well in advance, so that your English language test comes in good time and so that you have time to retake the test if necessary. We do not accept reasons of inconvenience or financial hardship for not submitting or retaking an English test.
About the School
SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues.