Having gained a BA in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London, I have been exposed to the core debates and political theories, out of which I gained a keen interest in the concept of colonialism and decolonization, an academic field in w...
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...nsic position religion has in the world we live in and the fine thread of knowledge that weaves it within the other disciplines of sociology, politics, culture and global affairs. I hope to pursue a research intensive degree in this field at a later stage and feel that this degree will provide me with the solid foundation required to pursue my academic aspirations. Having seen the course content, I am particularly interested in the topics/modules: Religion and development in South Asia and Africa, Human rights in the developing World and Critical thinking . Given my previous work experience in the NGO sector and keen interest in Africa, South Asia and Middle East area studies. I hope that SOAS will provide me with the opportunity of giving me a platform to pursue my academic interests so that my professional aspirations do not remain a dream, but become a reality.
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