This unique interdisciplinary programme offers critical grounded knowledge of global media and digital cultures in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The programme focuses on the dynamics between media and politics and diplomacy, media and social/political change, media and development, media and conflict, media and representation and media and identities.
The degree prepares students for jobs in the media and communication sectors, 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 some of the key debates in contemporary lives – populism, hate speech, fake news, access and representation, inequalities (with a specific focus on gender and minorities) and transnational communities and diasporas.
The course will expose students to the main discussions around the role and impact of global media players, including the tech companies on digital economies and futures.