17 July 2020
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Anthropology of Travel, Tourism and Pilgrimage
This course consists of lectures, workshops, field trips and guided tours of London, together with a guided tour of a rural/coastal region in Sussex, namely the Cinque Port of Rye and its surrounds. It will offer a wide range of approaches and agendas (both theoretical and policy related) about tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage, and travel more generally – including consideration of refugees and asylum seekers.
The course will be conducted in an intense, unique, and closely-knit environment providing first class knowledge/practice of and in the field. The course is open to students in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, history, geography, development studies, international relations, art – as well as disciplines in Art and Humanities more generally.
The course will be structured in blocks of the three topics: week one: tourism; week two: pilgrimage; week three: cultural heritage.
Professor Tom Selywn, Dr. Senija Causevic
You will have completed one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Academic Summer School. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Take their places in professions/occupations in the tourism/pilgrimage/cultural industries fields actually and presently occupied by former graduates of the SOAS MA in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage.
- Gain expertise to be consultants in the field, academic researchers, artists/ photographers, marketing experts, school and college teachers, NGO leaders, tourism ministry staff, world-wide festival organisers, tour guides, urban and rural planners, smart city experts, workers in development agencies (EU, UNESCO, UNDP, for example).
Courses are worth 15 SOAS credits, which is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to transfer credit to your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you apply. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to transfer credit rests with your home institution.
GBP 1750: Credit assessed - if you have opted to study for credit, you will be required to complete all course assessments. Should you complete the assessments with success, you will receive a transcript confirming your marks and credits.
GBP 1600: Non-assessed - if you have not chosen to study for credit, you will be exempt from any course assignments and not receive a mark.
There is a 10% early bird discount for applications received by 31st March 2020.
The SOAS Academic Summer School is delighted to offer four tuition-fee waiver scholarships to passionate students with a desire to make a difference in the world.
The scholarships will cover the tuition fee for one Academic Summer School course in 2020
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