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Languages and Cultures and History including year abroad BA (Hons)

SOAS University of London

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Languages and Cultures

Over the course of the degree students will be introduced to the cultures and societies of these regions through the study of literatures, screen cultures and language.

In the first year, students are equipped with a broader understanding of these regions in order to gain a vital comparative perspective. Students will have the opportunity to explore particular regional interests through their language study, selected optional modules and in their course work throughout the degree, culminating in the final year Study Project where, guided by lecturers, they will draw on skills gained over the course of the degree to produce their own original research.

Language is crucial to the understanding of culture and therefore all students will be required to choose from a range of languages in their first year of study. We encourage students to further develop their language skills as the degree progresses.

For those students who choose to take a Language Year Abroad, the resulting improvement in all-round language skills will allow students to work at a more advanced range of linguistics competence in their final year work back at SOAS. The culturally immersive experience of the year abroad equips students with key skills which are invaluable for those wishing to go on to work in the region.

Key critical thinking, project management and study skills are built into the programme to ensure that students graduate with a range of transferable skills ensuring they are prepared for a range of careers.

Who is this programme for?:

This programme is designed for students who are interested in the languages and cultures of four of the key areas of SOAS specialisation: Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia.

The programme provides students with in-depth understanding of one these key world regions and is grounded in the study of one or more languages of the region. At the same time the programme gives students access to SOAS’s comprehensive cross-regional expertise and so provides them with an understanding of the interconnectedness of these regions in an increasingly globalised world.

Employment

After graduating, Languages and Cultures graduates, with the regional specific expertise gained through this degree programme and enhanced by the year-abroad experience, are able to move between careers, using their language, communication and intercultural skills to adapt to different sectors and industries and become successful leaders, innovators and managers.

Languages and Cultures graduates are found throughout the creative industries and the cultural sectors, as well as in education, the media, policy making and service industries where they apply the skills and knowledge of their disciplines more directly.

Language graduates not only have advanced linguistic skills, but also a high degree of cultural awareness, communicative competence and an easy way of adopting different perspectives and thinking outside the box. The BA Languages and Cultures provides a rich context for the development of higher-level skills and lifelong learning that will allow the workforce of the future to cope, adapt and thrive.

History

The BA History Combined Honours Degree combines History with another discipline or language and takes 3 or 4 years depending on the subject involved. From the Crusades to the contemporary Middle East; the Mughal Empire to Gandhi; slavery to Muslim societies in West Africa, History at SOAS offers its students a unique window on the world in order to develop your understanding of the fascinating histories relating to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Students will also engage in subject matters ranging from economics, religion and culture to frontiers, cities, and gender.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

SOAS University of London

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Camden, WC1H 0XG, England

SOAS is one of the leading centres for international foundation and pre-master’s study in the UK, bringing 35 years' expertise to innovative programmes.
The programmes allow students to create their own pathway to a degree by combining options from social sciences, humanities and business/ economics.
SOAS is one of the UK's most international universities, with around half of SOAS' students coming from outside the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 93 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    147 71%

    25th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    81st

    40

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