SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

SOAS is the only university in the UK to offer a comprehensive range of courses in the language, literatures and cultures of Indonesia. Our students come from a range of educational backgrounds, and we also welcome mature students, many of whom may have worked or travelled in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore or Brunei. The BA programme in Development Studies is a combined honours degree, allowing students to blend a critical awareness of international development, with a solid grounding in another discipline or subject area.

Course Modules

Indonesian: modules include: Indonesian language; introduction to South East Asia; South East Asia on film; cultural foundations of Indonesia; Indonesian literature; Indonesia on screen; Jawi and the manuscript tradition; extended essay in South East Asian studies; independent study project in South East Asian studies. Development studies: modules include: development conditions and experience; comparative growth in Asia and Africa; introduction to economic analysis; theory and evidence in contemporary development; development and conflict; development communication; introduction to global forced migration studies; banking and finance in economic development; economics of developing countries; foreign trade and development; comparative and international politics; government and politics of China; government and politics of South Asia; government and politics of the Middle East; the state and politics in Africa; food securities and livelihoods; issues in borders and development; desert environments; third world political ecology; tropical forests in a changing environment.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • Course specific

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£5,450 - £5,450
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£5,090 - £5,890
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