SOAS University of London

Centre for English Studies

BA English and ...

Combined degree

Fees 2016/17

UK/EU fees:
£9,000
Overseas fees:
£16,250


The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Undergraduate Tuition Fees page

2017 Entry requirements

  • Subjects Preferred: A foreign language at A Level, or equivalent, is preferred.
A Levels:
AAB-ABB
IB:
35 (665 at HL)

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BTEC: DDM

Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction

Scottish Highers: AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB

Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above

Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0

Euro Bacc: 80%

French Bacc: 14/20

German Abitur: 2.0

Italy DES: 80/100

Austria Mat: 2.0

Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

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  • Overview
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  • Teaching and Learning
  • Fees and funding
  • Employment
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Overview

Start of programme: September 2014

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

English is a global language. It is used as a first, second and foreign language by close to one billion people around the world. Its global reach has made it one of the most successful means of international communication in history. Global English has also created a rich tapestry of literatures in English and given rise to many different varieties of English, from pidgin to creole.

BA English at SOAS includes the option of taking a foreign language course in each year of study.  For details see the BA English (single honours) syllabus. Students who wish to concentrate more intensively on a foreign language, often including a year abroad, but also wish to take part of the English syllabus, should apply instead for the combined honours BA English and ... . Sixteen Asian and African languages can be studied jointly with English. Programmes that include a year abroad entail four years of study.  

Student Profile

Kalle Oskari Mattila

SOAS is a place you come to grow: as a person, writer and thinker. The Fictions of History class was a particularly transformative experience for me. As a bilingual, bicultural and interdisciplinary student it allowed me to explore not only the world but also myself. Hank van Woerden, Caryl Phillips, Alexandra Fuller... these are all authors I have come to love and would not have discovered without SOAS. And the best bit? I have not stopped exploring since.

Kalle Oskari Mattila, BSc International Management (China), Class of 2013
Graduate destinations:
Community Manager, Penguin Books UK
Nonfiction Creative Writing MFA, Columbia University in the City of New York

Contact Us

If you are interested in applying for the BA English and ... please contact the Admissions Tutor, Dr Ayman El-Desouky - ad48@soas.ac.uk

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Key Information Set Data


Please see the Unistats data for the various combinations of this programme under the Combinations tab.

Combinations

May be combined with:

The programme is a joint degree with one of the languages listed below (see joint language degree/pathway pages for the programme structure).

Key Information Set data

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Structure

Below is a structure diagram for this programme.
NB: Students of Chinese and Korean go on their Year Abroad in year 2; students of other languages go in year 3.

For programme structure and courses in your language of choice visit the relevant half degree/language pathway pages.

Year 1
Compulsory Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
English in the Global World 152900111 1 Unit Full Year
and one of the following courses:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Ways of Reading: Introduction to Critical Theory 152900109 1 Unit Full Year
Global Shakespeare 152900110 1 Unit Full Year
Two units in your chosen language

N.B. Students enrolled on BA English and Arabic or BA English and Chinese take the compulsory English course and three language units in Year 1.

Year 2
Compulsory courses

Please select one of the following (the course not taken in Year 1):

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Ways of Reading: Introduction to Critical Theory 152900109 1 Unit Full Year
Global Shakespeare 152900110 1 Unit Full Year
and one unit from the following:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
The novel and its others 152900108 1 Unit Full Year
Intercultural communication and interaction 152900107 0.5 Unit Term 1
Issues in World Englishes 152900101 1 Unit Full Year
Fictions of History 155901013 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Literatures of the Near and Middle East 155900991 1 Unit Full Year
Contemporary African literature 155900839 1 Unit Full Year
South Asian Literature in English 155900927 1 Unit Full Year
War, Revolution and Independence in South East Asian Literatures in Translation 155901316 0.5 Unit Term 2 Not Running 2016/2017
Nation and Nationalism in Middle Eastern fiction (in Translation) 155901380 1 Unit Full Year
The City and the Countryside in South East Asian Literatures 155901326 0.5 Unit Term 1 Not Running 2016/2017
Persian Poetry in Translation 155901277 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Survey of Pre-Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 155901213 0.5 Unit Term 1
Survey of Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 155901214 0.5 Unit Term 2
Literary Traditions and Culture of Korea 155901389 0.5 Unit Term 1
Trajectories of Modernity in 20th Century Korean Literature 155901390 0.5 Unit Term 2
English Literatures of South East Asia 155901410 0.5 Unit Term 1
Under Western Eyes: European Writings on South East Asia 155907001 0.5 Unit Term 2
Two further units in your chosen language
Year 3

Year Abroad for students taking this degree as combined honours with BA Arabic, BA Hebrew, Hindi Pathway, BA Japanese, Nepali Pathway, BA Persian, BA Swahili, BA Tibetan, BA Turkish and Urdu Pathway. For students combining the degree with BA Chinese and BA Korean the Year Abroad will take place in Year 2.

Year 4
Compulsory Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Dissertation in English 152900105 1 Unit Full Year
and one unit from the following:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Empire and the Postcolonial: Race Genders, Sexualities 152900104 0.5 Unit Term 1
Southern Spaces 152900102 0.5 Unit Term 2
A special author 152900103 0.5 Unit Term 1
Development Communication 151010044 0.5 Unit Term 2
Contemporary African literature 155900839 1 Unit Full Year
War, Revolution and Independence in South East Asian Literatures in Translation 155901316 0.5 Unit Term 2 Not Running 2016/2017
The City and the Countryside in South East Asian Literatures 155901326 0.5 Unit Term 1 Not Running 2016/2017
Persian Poetry in Translation 155901277 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Literary Traditions and Culture of Korea 155901389 0.5 Unit Term 1
Trajectories of Modernity in 20th Century Korean Literature 155901390 0.5 Unit Term 2
Under Western Eyes: European Writings on South East Asia 155907001 0.5 Unit Term 2
Two further units in your chosen language

Programme Specification

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

How can we understand and study English from a truly global perspective? The BA degree is designed to provide students with knowledge and key analytic, critical thinking and communication skills to prepare them to work in today's globalising world of English. 

You will study literature in English and in translation to reflect on the relationship between writing in English and in Asian and African languages and on global networks and flows. You will gain an understanding of cultural, social, linguistic and cognitive aspects of English language use in a global context, and of the dynamics of multilingualism and multimodal language use in intercultural communication. 

Fees and funding

Employment

This degree has a wide variety of potential job sectors it might lead to, most likely including journalism, advertising/marketing/communications, publishing/creative writing, and education.  Because of the cross-cultural aspects involved graduates will find employment in international education and international charity/NGO/social enterprise areas as well.  

A well-grounded understanding of intercultural communication is a key requirement of many of the organisations that target SOAS for their recruitment.  Looking to future population and employment growth trends, these skills are likely to continue to of strong benefit.

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