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Confused between soas, leeds and sussex

Hello! I have received offers from soas, leeds, and sussex for a master in gender studies but confused as to what would be the best fit. I hope to pursue a career in gender based policy in an NGO, think tank and ultimately do a phD in gender history. Any thoughts/ experiences would be appreciated! Thank you!
Original post by crystalstudies
Hello! I have received offers from soas, leeds, and sussex for a master in gender studies but confused as to what would be the best fit. I hope to pursue a career in gender based policy in an NGO, think tank and ultimately do a phD in gender history. Any thoughts/ experiences would be appreciated! Thank you!

Hi Crystalstudies,

I know that deciding on which university is best for you can be a stressful process; however, it usually is best to think about which modules and which university’s ethos best fit you as a person. SOAS’ core focus in all its teaching has always been Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Therefore, if you are interested in studying Gender Studies from a post-colonial perspective, then SOAS would be a great fit for you. Additionally, since SOAS is a UoL institution, you can study intercollegiate modules at other UoL institutions, for example, UCL.

You are also more than welcome to get in touch with the key staff on MA Gender Studies; a good point of contact for your queries is Dr Abeera Khan, whose email is [email protected].

Best of luck with your decision-making process!

D
Final year UG Chinese student
School of Oriental and African Studies
London
Original post by SOAS Student Rep
Hi Crystalstudies,

I know that deciding on which university is best for you can be a stressful process; however, it usually is best to think about which modules and which university’s ethos best fit you as a person. SOAS’ core focus in all its teaching has always been Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Therefore, if you are interested in studying Gender Studies from a post-colonial perspective, then SOAS would be a great fit for you. Additionally, since SOAS is a UoL institution, you can study intercollegiate modules at other UoL institutions, for example, UCL.
You are also more than welcome to get in touch with the key staff on MA Gender Studies; a good point of contact for your queries is Dr Abeera Khan, whose email is [email protected].
Best of luck with your decision-making process!
D
Final year UG Chinese student

Thank you for your response! I tried reaching out to Dr. Abeera but havent received a reply yet. Do you know if SOAS students can attend some lectures/ seminars of colleges like UCL though? This is apart from those modules that are officially offered at those places, since I've come to know that SOAS doesnt always offer all optional modules on display.
Original post by crystalstudies
Thank you for your response! I tried reaching out to Dr. Abeera but havent received a reply yet. Do you know if SOAS students can attend some lectures/ seminars of colleges like UCL though? This is apart from those modules that are officially offered at those places, since I've come to know that SOAS doesnt always offer all optional modules on display.

You're welcome!

I'm sorry to hear you haven't had a reply from Dr Abeera yet, as it's the holidays she may be on leave.

Yes absolutely, if you see a module that catches your eye you can enrol as long as it fits in with your timetable. Have a look at this website to read more about intercollegiate courses available for SOAS students.

Best wishes,
D
Final Year UG Chinese student

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