SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

SOAS is the only institution where Burmese is taught in the UK,and one of only a handful in Europe. BA Burmese and ' may be studied over three years, or over four years if the third year of study is spent studying in Burma. The degree is therefore a three' or four'year programme that strikes an exciting balance between the study of a Burmese language and the cultures of Burma and the South East Asian region.

Course Modules

Linguistics: modules include: General linguistics; introduction to grammatical structure; introduction to phonology; intermediate phonology; intermediate syntax; topics in lexical semantics or language and meaning 1; advanced syntax; current issues in phonology; issues in semantics; language, society and communication; morphology; psychology of language; phonetics; topics in lexical semantics; language in Africa; Altaic morpho'phonology; historical linguistics; linguistic typology; the structure of Bantu languages; the structure of Japanese; extended essay in linguistics; issues in semantics; current issues in phonology; advanced syntax; dynamic syntax; topics in the structure of Chinese; independent study project in linguistics. Burmese: Burmese language 1; Introduction to south east Asia; south east Asia on film; Burmese language 2.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Course specific

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£5,450 - £5,450
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£5,090 - £5,890
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