BA Turkish and ...

Duration: 4 years

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC: DDM
  • Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
  • Scottish Highers: AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB
  • Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
  • Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (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

Subjects Preferred: A good pass in a foreign language at A-level, or equivalent, is preferred.

Interview Policy: Candidates with "non-standard" qualifications may be invited to for interview

Start of programme: September annually

At SOAS the study of Turkish can be combined with an unparalleled range of disciplines and languages. All combined-honours degrees in Turkish are four-year programmes that expose students to at least three years intensive study of Turkish language and literature.

Combinations

May be combined with

  • Arabic, TR69 BA/TUA
  • Development Studies, LTX6 BA/TUDVS
  • Economics, LTC6 BA/TUEC
  • French*,
  • Geography**, LTR6 BA/TUGE
  • Georgian, TTP9 BA/TUGN
  • History, TVP1 BA/TUH
  • History of Art/Archaeology, VTH6 BA/HAATurk
  • International Relations, LTFP BA/IRTu
  • Law, MTC6 BA/TULW
  • Linguistics, QTC6 BA/LGTU
  • Modern Greek Studies#, T630 BA/TSMG
  • Persian, T661 BA/TUP
  • Politics, LTF6 BA/TUPOL
  • Social Anthropology, LTP6 BA/TUSA
  • Study of Religions, VT66 BA/TUSR

* Taught at University College, London (Apply to UCL only)

** Taught at King's College, London

*** Taught at Birkbeck College, London

# Taught at King's College, London (Apply to KCL only)

Structure

Year 1

Core Module

This module must be passed in order to proceed to the following year of study.

  • Intensive Turkish Language 155901194 60 Full Year

Other Subject

Students take 60 credits in their second subject.

Year 2

Core Module

This module must be passed in order to proceed to the following year of study.

  • Intermediate Modern Turkish Language 155900547 30 Full Year

Compulsory Modules

Choose ONE of the following modules:

  • Ottoman Turkish Language 155900549 30 Full Year
  • Nation and Nationalism in Middle Eastern fiction (in Translation) 155901380 30 Full Year

Other Subject

Students take 60 credits in their second subject.

Year 3: Year Abroad

If there is room for a year abroad and Istanbul is chosen, two semesters are spent at the Boghazici University. Their students are expected to attend a minimum of four modules each semester and are required to sit the local examinations. On their return, and no later than September 1, they must, in addition, submit a project, normally an essay of approximately 10,000 words. The topic of the project is decided in consultation with the subject tutors.

Year 4

Compulsory Module

  • Advanced Turkish/English/Turkish Translation 155900913 30 Full Year

Optional Modules

30 credits from List A, B2, B3, or C. Alternatively, students may take 30 credits in their second subject if they spent their 3rd year in Turkey.

Other Subject

Students take 60 credits in their second subject.

List A: Turkish modules

  • Twentieth Century Turkish Literature 155901405 30 Full Year
  • Classical Ottoman Literature 155900744 30 Full Year

List B1: Introductory modules in Turkish and Middle Eastern-related modules

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.

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

  • Introduction to Arabic Culture 155901205 30 Full Year

Department of History

  • H130 Introduction to the History of the Near and Middle East 154800230 30 Full Year

Department of the Study of Religions

  • Religions of East and Central Asia 158000100 15 Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology

  • Themes in the Art and Archaeology of the Near and Middle East 154900101 15 Term 2

Department of Politics and International Studies

  • States, people, and power in Asia and Africa 153400056 30 Full Year

List B2: Intermediate modules in Turkish and Middle Eastern-related modules

Some modules require the successful attendance of a relevant introductory module; students are advised to check the relevant module descriptions for prerequisites and consult the relevant convenor before selecting modules.

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

  • The Muslim World: Unity in Diversity 155901258 30 Full Year
  • Classical Persian Prose Texts 155900334 30 Full Year
  • Classical Persian Poetry 155901372 30 Full Year

Department of History

  • H248 The Making of the Modern Middle East 154800227 30 Full Year
  • H241 The Middle East in the Period of the Crusades, 1050-1291 154800254 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H247 Medieval Iran: Nomads, Settlers and Dynasts 154800222 30 Full Year
  • H246 Cities of Paradise and Empire 154800211 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Department of the Study of Religions

  • Eastern Christianity 158000132 15 Term 1
  • Orthodox Christianity 158000131 15 Term 2
  • Messianic Movements in Muslim History 158000149 15 Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Minority Religions in the Contemporary Middle East 158000163 15 Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Shi'a Islam: Religious Authority and Community Identity 158000147 30 Full Year
  • Islam in Britain 158000169 30 Full Year

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology

  • Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World: 7th to 14th Centuries 154900138 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Mosaics, Manuscripts, and Wall Painting in Islamic Art 154900134 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Department of Music

Department of Politics and International Studies

  • Government and politics of the Middle East 153400060 30 Full Year

School of Law

  • Islamic Law 155200037 30 Full Year

List B3: Advanced modules in Middle Eastern history, politics and economics

Some modules require successful attendance of a relevant introductory module; students are advised to check the relevant module descriptions for prerequisites and consult the relevant convenor before selecting modules.

  • Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East
  • Classical Persian Poetry 155901372 30 Full Year
  • Nation and Nationalism in Middle Eastern fiction (in Translation) 155901380 30 Full Year
  • Politics and Aesthetics in Modern Arabic Literature 155901382 30 Full Year
  • Reading Classical Arabic historians 155901334 30 Full Year
  • Modern Persian Prose Literature 155900336 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Modern Persian Poetry 155901379 30 Full Year

Department of History

  • H343 Reform, Resistance and Revolution: the Ottoman Empire 1876-1909 (I) 154800197 30 Full Year

Department of Economics

  • Economic development of the modern Middle East 153400031 30 Full Year

List C: Optional language modules

  • Arabic 100 155901202 30 Full Year
  • Arabic 200 155901203 30 Full Year
  • Arabic 300 155901204 30 Full Year
  • Arabic 2 155900897 30 Full Year
  • Arabic 4 155900899 30 Full Year
  • Elementary Written Persian 155901053 30 Full Year
  • Elementary Persian Texts 155901155 30 Full Year
  • Intermediate Persian Language 155900801 30 Full Year
  • Advanced Persian Language 155900802 30 Full Year
  • Modern Hebrew Language: Elementary 155901407 30 Full Year
  • Modern Hebrew Language: Intermediate 155900713 30 Full Year
  • Modern Hebrew Language: Advanced 155900714 30 Full Year

Year abroad

One semester is spent at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey in the third year (http://www.boun.edu.tr/en-US/Index). Their students are expected to attend a minimum of four modules each semester and are required to sit the local examinations at Boğaziçi University.

All students need to submit an application to Boğaziçi University by May of the previous year and they are assisted by the BA Convenor in doing so. A detailed Briefing Document is also provided in advance.

It is possible to apply for university accommodation at Boğaziçi University (details provide in the Briefing Document), though most students prefer to make their own arrangements even though Istanbul is no longer a cheap city. Rents and cost of living in Istanbul are almost comparable to London, though still a little cheaper.

The SOAS BA convenor determines progression to the final year on the basis of performance and, if required, following consultation with colleagues at Boğaziçi. Students are expected to pass at least 6 semester-long modules or their equivalent. If they do not, then they need to submit an Independent Project to be agreed with the SOAS BA convenor, normally an essay of approximately 10,000 words in English, by September 1. The topic of the project is decided in consultation with the subject tutors at SOAS.

Program taught in:
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Last updated January 22, 2019
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