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What will I learn?

Overview

This research degree provides advanced training and research experience at a doctoral level in the broad areas at the intersection of the Arts and cultural production and the cultural economy. It will be particularly focused on the area of Cultural and Creative Industries practice and policy, work and social justice in the cultural industries, including issues such as curation, the politics of cultural production, independent cultural economies and moral economies. This programme will allow students to draw on the wide expertise in the School of Arts in music, arts and film production, from the perspective of debates around the creative economy.

Who is this programme for?:

It provides a core of training in research methods combined with a clear structure of progression thereafter.

Most SOAS research students spend some time doing fieldwork in the regions of their research. Through SOAS’ various connections with individuals and institutions in the universities and governments of Asia and Africa, students may be able to benefit from personal contacts and introductions.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£20,000.00 (US$ 27,527) per year
Extension of Writing-up Status - 3 Terms fee - £990. Visiting Research Students (charged pro rata for termly attendance) fee - £20,000.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

SOAS, University of London

Thornhaugh Street,

Russell Square,

Camden,

WC1H 0XG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above from students who have completed a Bachelor's degree from an institution with an admission difficulty rating of 'very' or 'most difficult'. Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree from an institution outside of this grouping are required to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

For international students

The minimum entry requirement for applying for the PhD and VRS programmes is a good UK Master's degree (or overseas equivalent), which is generally in a relevant area to the programme you are applying to. Students whose first language is not English need to have IELTS 7.0 overall or higher, with 7.0 in sub-scores. TOEFL IBT - 105 overall or higher, with a minimum of 25 in sub-scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About SOAS University of London

SOAS graduates go on to pursue a range of careers which make a significant contribution to global society.

  • London offers one of the best student experiences globally
  • 56% of students are international
  • One of the best staff to student ratios in the UK
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