BA Thai and...

Programme Code: See 'Maybe Combined With:'

Duration: 3 or 4 years

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC: DDM
  • Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
  • Scottish Highers: AABBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB
  • Irish LC: 320 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
  • Advanced Placement: 4 4 4 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
  • Euro Bacc: 80%
  • French Bacc: 14/20
  • German Abitur: 2.0
  • Italy DES: 80/100
  • Austria Mat: 2.0
  • Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

Combinations

May be combined with

  • Development Studies, TLJ9 BA/DVSSEA
  • Economics, TLJC BA/ECSEA
  • French**
  • Geography*, TLJR BA/GESEA
  • History, VTCJ BA/HSEA
  • History of Art/Archaeology, VTJ3 BA/HAASEAS
  • International Relations, LTG4 BA/IRT
  • Law, TMJC BA/LWSEA
  • Linguistics, TQJD BA/LGSEA
  • Music, WTHH BA/MSSEA
  • Politics, TLH2 BA/POLSEA
  • Social Anthropology, TLHP BA/SASEA
  • Study of Religions, VTPJ BA/SEASR

** Taught at King's College, London

** Taught at University College London (UCL)

Structure

Year 1: 3 & 4 Year Degree

Core Module

  • Thai Language 1 155901366 (30 credits) Full Year

Compulsory Module

  • Introduction to South East Asia 155901320 (15credits) Term 1
  • South East Asia on Film 155901318 (15credits) Term 2

Other Subject

Students take 60 credits in the other subject.

Year 2: 3 & 4 Year Degree

Core Module

Thai Language 2155901367(30 credits)Full Year

Compulsory Module

Cultural Studies of Mainland South-East Asia155907003(15credits)Term 1

Compulsory Module

Choose 30 credits from List A.

Other Subject

Students take 60 credits in the other subject.

Year 3: 3 Year Degree

Core Module

  • Thai Language 3 155901353 (30 credits) Full Year

Compulsory Module

Choose modules to the value of 30 credits from List A.

Other Subject

Students take 60 credits in the other subject

Year 3: 4 Year Degree

Year abroad in Thailand.

Year 4: 4 Year Degree

Core Module

  • Thai Language 4 155901357 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Compulsory Module

Choose modules to the value of 30 credits from List A.

Other Subject

Students take 60 credits in the other subject

List A

Before selecting a module, student's must first check that the module is at the correct level. They must also ensure that they meet any pre-requisites.

  • Thailand on Screen (post '97) 155901317 (15credits) Term 2
  • Orientalism on Screen 155901413 (15credits) Term 2
  • Cultural Studies of Island South East Asia 155907002 (15credits) Term 2
  • Vietnam on Screen 155907004 (15credits) Term 2
  • Indonesia on Screen 155901354 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Queer Cinema in Asia 155907000 (15credits) Term 1
  • War, Revolution and Independence in South East Asian Literatures in Translation 155901316 (15credits) Term 1
  • The City and the Countryside in South East Asian Literatures 155901326 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • English Literatures of South East Asia 155901410 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Under Western Eyes: European Writings on South East Asia 155907001 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Jawi and the Manuscript Tradition 155901312 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

List A (Final Year only)

  • Extended Essay in South East Asian Studies 155901307 (15credits) Term 1

Year abroad

The Thai Year Abroad is split between Rak Thai Language School and Thammasat University in Bangkok.

You are expected to take 3 consecutive language modules at Rak Thai Language School, which will typically last from the end of September to the end of December. You will then have a break of approximately three weeks prior to commencing tuition at Thammasat University, joining in their second term. Classes will run from mid-January to the beginning of June, and you will be given a list of available modules before you leave SOAS. Full participation in class, including 100% attendance and completion of class assignments (where possible) and examinations is expected. Students are expected to sit the examinations for each module, although passing is not a prerequisite for re-entry to year 4 at SOAS.

Students must also complete and submit a 5,000 word ISP by 1 September 2016 on a topic agreed with the Year Abroad Programme Convenor at SOAS. The topic chosen should involve speaking to Thai informants and consult Thai written materials. Past topics have included pronominal usage in Thai, selected works of a famous writer, Buddha amulets, the making of the Thai blockbuster, Suriyothai, and provincial goldsmiths. Students will take an entrance examination in Thai in the registration week of term 1 of their fourth year.

You are expected to make your own accommodation arrangements. The university would be happy to assist with/provide this, but on past experience, students have preferred to find their own accommodation. Small, one-room apartments with air-conditioning located near to the University can be found for about 6-8,000 Baht per month (c. £100).

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated January 22, 2019
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