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Patrick Tibke

I have enjoyed being on this programme because we have excellent staff who make it possible for students to pursue a broad range of interests in South East Asia.

BA South East Asian Studies

I have enjoyed being on this programme because we have excellent staff who make it possible for students to pursue a broad range of interests in South East Asia.

As we have such prolific linguists teaching here at SOAS, I have chosen to weight my degree more towards language learning. In just four years of being on the South East Asian Studies course, I have been able to study Thai, Indonesian and even Burmese, which has been a nice compliment to the more theoretical modules offered by the department, such as those in cultural studies and colonial history.

SOAS is surely the only place in Europe, if not the world, where students can build their own personalised degrees from such a diverse range of fields. Graduates of the South East Asian Studies programme will benefit from both language proficiency and a scholarly understanding of the region.