Study Opportunities in the UK
Author: FKerlogue Create : June 17, 2009
Study opportunities in Southeast Asian Studies are available at the following universities in the UK:
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (website: www.soas.ac.uk)
Undergraduate degrees in Southeast Asian subjects:
BA Southeast Asian Studies.
Southeast Asian Studies can also be studied in combination with another subject such as: Development Studies; Economics; Geography; History; History of Art and Archaeology; Law; Linguistics; Management; Music; Politics; Social Anthropology; Study of Religions.
Many other undergraduate degrees contain a Southeast Asian component.
There is a taught Masters degree in Southeast Asian studies, and opportunities for research leading to an MPhil or PhD.
University of Cambridge (website:www.cam.ac.uk)
The University of Cambridge Archaeology and Anthropology Tripos (the undergraduate degree), and the MPhil in World Archaeology both centre on a generic core of teaching of advanced archaeological theory and practice, with students then selecting option courses specialising in particular regions, periods of the past, and approaches. There is not a particular option course on the archaeology of SE Asia, but several staff and a string of PhD students are working on the archaeology of SE Asia and SE Asian material is included in case studies in the core courses of both the undergraduate and Masters teaching, starting with the first year undergraduate course.
University of Oxford (website: www.ox.ac.uk)
The BA in Archaeology and Anthropology and the M.St./M.Sc./M.Phil. in social anthropology contain an area option on Maritime South East Asia taught by Robert Barnes called "Peoples of Maritime South East Asia". There are also opportunities to study towards a DPhil.
Royal Holloway College, University of London (website: www.rhul.ac.uk/)
A course is available in ‘Indonesian Theatre and Performance’ in the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London as part of the undergraduate degree programme. Other courses such as ‘Theory and Practice of Puppetry’ sometimes have SE Asian components. A course in Ensemble Performance (gamelan) is offered in alternate years by a visiting lecturer.
University of Glasgow (website: www.gla.ac.uk/)
Two courses, one in ‘The International Economy and Development in Colonial Southeast Asia’ and the other ‘Globalization, Finance and Development in Southeast Asia’ are available in the Department of Economics as part of its honours degree programme.
University of Kent (website: www.kent.ac.uk/)
The BA Programme in Social Anthropology and the BSc Programme in Anthropology at the University of Kent each contain a module on 'Southeast Asian societies'.
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