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Patrick Tibke

I love being on this programme because we have excellent staff who make it possible for the students to pursue exactly their own interests in South East Asia

BA South East Asian Studies

I love being on this programme because we have excellent staff who make it possible for the students to pursue exactly their own interests in South East Asia.

Personally I prefer to be immersed in language learning, so I have opted to take units in both Thai and Indonesian language on top of the core cultural studies units which tackle the film and literature of South East Asia. Surely SOAS is the only place in Europe, if not further afield, where one can study Thai and Indonesian simultaneously, and also be taught to such a high standard.

The teachers here are experienced, qualified and enthusiastic, and the Department is small enough to ensure that ensure that all students are provided with extra help if needed.