SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

Thai may be combined with another Asian language, or with a non'language discipline. In addition, Thai may be combined with French; in this combination the European language portion of the degree is taught at University College London, to which initial applications should be directed. The general pattern is that the two'subject degrees are taken over four years, with the third year being spent on a programme of study in Thailand. However, students taking Thai and French spend their third year in France. There are also three'year versions of the degrees in Thai and a discipline which do not involve a year abroad.

Course Modules

Thai: modules include: Thai language; introduction to South East Asia; South East Asia on film; Thai cultural texts; Thai cultural studies; Indonesia on screen; basic Pali; Sanskrit language; introduction to the study of language learning; introduction to the history of South East Asia; South East Asia during the Cold War; indigenous warfare and society in Early Modern South East Asia 1300'1830; introduction to the art and archaeology of South and South East Asia; arts of the Buddha in South East Asia; island arts of South East Asia; popular and fusion music in South East Asia; music and religion in South East Asia; introduction to Islam; Buddhism: foundation; Hinduism: foundation; Theravada Buddhism; government and politics of modern South East Asia; economic development of South East Asia. 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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