United Kingdom, London

Politics, Culture & Media

when 25 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1450

This course offers an introduction to the foundational concepts and theories in the fields of politics, culture, and media. It also examines the interplay between politics and culture and their mediatisation. The course is built upon apparently familiar political phenomena, cultural expressions and media experiences such as canvasing, football, skyscrapers, and TV talk shows. However, these concepts are anchored in theoretical formulations. There is a special emphasis on feminist approach to all these conceptualisations.

Course leader

Farooq Sulehria and Dr Reem Abou-El-Fadl.

Target group

Current students, professionals + leisure learners

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Define and understand the concepts of politics, culture and media
Establish and understand the interplay between politics, and media
Capable of devising political, cultural and media strategies.

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.

Fee info

GBP 1450: Tuition
A tuition fee of £1450 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.

Application fee
A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.

An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2016.
15% discount for SOAS Alumni or if you take a combination of sessions 2 and 3.
20% discount for current SOAS students and our partner institutions.
Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.

Accommodation is available at an extra fee of £700 for 20 nights. For more details of how to reserve a room please our accommodation page.


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