All students will write a dissertation of 10, words on a topic of their choice, related to the anthropology of development and subject to the agreement of the Programme Convenor. The dissertation should show an appropriate command of anthropological theory and the relevant literature, as well as the capacity to apply this to the topic in question. Field-based research is not required, however, some students may choose to write dissertations based on fieldwork.
Others may also be offered. The fees below are per academic year. For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section. This programme will endow you with specialist understanding of producers, audiences, and other cultural and social aspects of mass media. Over the years the SOAS department has trained numerous leading anthropologists who have gone on to occupy lectureships and professorships throughout the world.
Equally, students gain skills during their degree that transfer well to areas such as information and technology, government service, the media and tourism. Postgraduate students leave SOAS with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek, including analytical and critical skills; ability to gather, assess and interpret data; high level of cultural awareness; and problem-solving.
A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate. For more information visit Graduate Destinations for this department. More than anything, I like the radical spirit nurtured by the SOAS despite attacks on activists and the spirit of protest by all manner of socio-political and economic institutions.
The faculty, in what and how they teach, enhanced the analytical tools I have to make myself a better person, trying to make what one of my favourite philosophers, Judith Butler, has called 'a more livable world. Start your application. For more information email: dm21 soas. Culture and Power. David Swartz. Fortunes of Feminism. Nancy Fraser. The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology.
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The methods they use, however, yield specialised knowledge of the special significance that resources or landscapes may have for local communities; and of the impact of large-scale development plans such as dams or mineral extraction. This knowledge can be crucial in conveying to outsiders the local implications of development or aid projects.
Many anthropology departments in the UK and worldwide now offer Anthropology of Development as an option at postgraduate level. Although there are numerous opportunities for volunteering or doing unpaid internships, finding paid work in the field can be difficult. Positions often require several months or years of volunteer experience, knowledge of another language, and the ability to demonstrate why you are interested in working in a particular region. Volunteering in your community or abroad, attending events, conferences and activities, and speaking to people within the sector are valuable ways to build up your knowledge and experience.
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