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M.Sc. in Comparative Political Thought

School of Oriental and African Studies University of London

The program is designed for graduate students who wish to learn about the diverse strands of political thinking in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and the different approaches to comparison in political thought. It is highly relevant to students who wish to embark on doctoral studies in the area of non-Western political thought. It is also relevant for practitioners working in or intending to work in governments, international organizations, think tanks, and advocacy groups who wish to acquire deeper knowledge of ideas and values that inform political practices in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The M.Sc. in Comparative Political Thought builds on SOAS’s wealth of regional expertise to offer a new approach to the cross-regional comparison of political thinking. It reframes the study of political thought in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East as a study of political ideas and political practices. The program introduces students to the key approaches, debates, and questions in the emerging sub-discipline of comparative political thought. Covering a range of thinkers, traditions, and texts, in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, it provides learning opportunities for students to compare ideas and values across regions and historical periods. The M.Sc. in Comparative Political Thought will enable graduate students to undertake further advanced study and research in political thought, as well as enhance skills suitable for employment in multicultural and international professional contexts.

Contact Information
Matthew Nelson, Dr
Charles Tripp, Professor

School of Oriental and African Studies University of London
SOAS
Thornhaugh Street
London,
United Kingdom
http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/msc-comparative-political-thought/
mn6@soas.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7898 4742

Region
Europe
Northern Europe

Academic Program
M.A.

Year Established
2012