SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

SOAS is one of the few higher education institutions to offer an undergraduate degree in Tibetan, and the program 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. The programme can be taken over either 3 years or 4 (including a year at Tibet University in Lhasa). All students on the course 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.

Course Modules

Tibetan Tibetan students 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. Study of religions Study of religions is concerned with the scholarly (yet sympathetic) understanding of different cultures and beliefs, and covers religions of the ancient Near East, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Shinto, Sikhism, Shintoism, traditional African faiths, and the new religious movements of our time.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • Course specific

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£5,450 - £5,450
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,090 - £5,890
Typical cost of private accommodation