BA Tibetan and ...

Duration: Tibetan can be taken as a three year two-subject degree

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

Minimum Entry Requirements: No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Subjects Preferred: A foreign language at A level, or equivalent, is preferred

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

SOAS is one of the few higher education institutions to offer an undergraduate degree in Tibetan, and the programme is unique in that one can combine Tibetan with the Study of Religions, Social Anthropology, History of Art/Archaeology or Development Studies. The BA Tibetan is only available as a two-subject degree. All students on the programme are required to obtain an elementary knowledge of both modern and classical Tibetan. In later years they can choose to focus exclusively on either the modern or the classical language and culture.

Combinations

May be combined with

  • Chinese, (T101 BA/ChinTib)
  • Development Studies, (LTXH BA/DVSTI)
  • Economics, (LT13 BA/ET)
  • Geography, (LFT1 BA/GT)
  • History, (VT23 BA/HT)
  • History of Art/Archaeology, (VT3J BA/HAAT)
  • Linguistics, (QT13 BA/LT)
  • Social Anthropology, (LTPJ BA/SAT)
  • Study of Religions, (V6T3 BA/TISR)

Structure

This taught programme is made up of modules in Tibetan language, Tibetan culture, and history. Modules in the first two years focus on language acquisition.

In the third year, students take subject-based reading modules in Tibetan (such as historical documents or Buddhist literature) and have the option of engaging in independent research.

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Students must take both modules listed below.

  • Modern Tibetan 155903000 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Classical Tibetan 155901275 (30 credits) Full Year

Other Subject

The remaining 60 credits to be taken from the second subject.

Year 2

Compulsory Module

Students must take the compulsory module below.

  • Cultural History of Tibet 155901327 (30 credits) Full Year

Compulsory Module

Students must choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the modules below.

  • Intermediate Modern Tibetan 155901290 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Classical Tibetan 155901289 (30 credits) Full Year

Other Subject

The remaining 60 credits to be taken from the second subject.

Year 3

Compulsory Module

You must choose the module not taken in Year 2 in this final year of your programme.

  • Intermediate Modern Tibetan 155901290 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Classical Tibetan 155901289 (30 credits) Full Year

Optional Modules

Choose 30 credits from the list of modules below.

  • Tibetan Historical and Biographical Literature 155901156 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Pre-Classical Tibetan 155901157 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Tibetan Buddhist Texts from Central Asia 158000134
  • Tibetan Buddhism 158000050 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Extended essay in Tibetan language and culture (a) 155901369 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Extended essay in Tibetan language and culture (b) 155901370 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Independent Study in Tibetan Language and Literature 155901342 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Independent Study Project in Tibetan Language and Literature (using language sources) 155901355 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Year abroad

The Tibetan Year Abroad is currently under review, with plans for students to spend an academic year in a Tibetan speaking location.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated January 22, 2019
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Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,250; Full-time Overseas Fees: £16,907 per academic year
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