SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Programme Structure of BA Study of Religions and … (pre 2018 enrolment)

General Information

Study of Religions can be combined with the following subjects:

3-Year Combined Degrees

African Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Georgian, History, History of Art/Archaeology, International Relations, Japanese Studies, Law, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Persian, Politics, Social Anthropology, South East Asian Studies.

3 or 4-Year Combined Degrees

Burmese, Indonesian, South Asian Studies, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese.

4-Year Combined degrees

Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Swahili, Turkish.

 

3-Year Combined Degrees

  • You must register for 4 full course units or equivalent each year.
  • At least 5 of your 12 units over the 3 years of your degree must be from the approved syllabus in the subject/language to be named first in the degree title and 4 course units in the subject to be named second/Study of Religions.
  • To be eligible for an Honours degree a student must have passed a minimum of eleven courses, those passing only ten being awarded a Pass degree.
  • Only the grades of courses taken after the first year is completed count towards your final degree result. In your first year, all you need to do is pass the courses to continue. The pass mark is 40%.

4-Year Combined Degrees

  • You must register for 4 full course units or equivalent each year.
  • At least 8 of your 16 units over the 4 years of your degree must be from the approved syllabus in the subject/language to be named first in the degree title and 5 course units in the subject to be named second/Study of Religions.
  • To be eligible for an Honours degree a student must have passed a minimum of fourteen courses, those passing only thirteen being awarded a Pass degree.
  • Only the grades of courses taken after the first year is completed count towards your final degree result. In your first year, all you need to do is pass the courses to continue. The pass mark is 40%.

Programme Structure

Year One

Your study programme in year one consists of the following components:

  1. The core course Introduction to the Study of Religions - 158000096 (1 unit)
    Note: A core course is a course that must be passed before a student is eligible to progress to the next year of the degree. The other subject will also have at least one core course.
  2. A selection of two of the half-unit foundation courses (1 units total), see course list I (below)
    Note: For students who are registered for a degree in which the other subject requires three units in year one (such as BA Chinese and Study of Religions) these two half units have to be taken in the next available year (Year two for Arabic and SoR, year three for BA Chinese and SoR, and year three for BA Korean and SoR). These have to be taken in addition to the requirements for year two and three, detailed below.
Years Two and Three

3-Year Combined Degrees
For the remaining of years two and three, you take at least two course units in the Study of Religions from the wide range of Study of Religions courses available to second & third year students.

4-Year Combined Degrees
For the remaining of years two, three, and four, you take at least three course units in the Study of Religions from the wide range of Study of Religions courses  available for second & third year students.