SOAS University of London

South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

MA ... and Intensive Language (South East Asian Language) (2019 entry)

Select year of entry: 2019 2018

duration:
2 year pathway: full time (2 years) or part time (4 years)

Fees 2019/20

UK/EU fees:
£9,685
Overseas fees:
£19,930

Fees for 2019/20 entrants. This is a Band 1 fee. 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 Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

Entry requirements

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Overview

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September 2018

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

Who is this programme for?:

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would enable them to reach a good level of proficiency in one of the four languages; Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. The summer between the first and second year of study is spent in the region following an intensive language module.

In the two-year pathway, students can take intensive South East Asian language with either MA South East Asian Studies, MA History, MA Religions of Asian and Africa, MA Medical Anthropology, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Migration and Diaspora Studies.

Convenors

Combinations

May be combined with:

Anthropology

History

Linguistics

Religions and Philosophies

South East Asian Studies

Structure

Students must take 315 credits in total, comprised of 255 taught credits (45 of which are taught abroad as part of a Summer School) and a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline as outlined below.

In their first year, students on the two-year Intensive Language programmes take 60 credits of intensive language instruction and 60 credits in the discipline. During the summer, they participate in a Summer School abroad. In the second year, they take another 30 language credits as well as 60 credits in the discipline; they also complete their dissertation in the discipline.

There are four languages available: Burmese, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai. For each of these, there are two pathways: Beginners and Intermediate.

For information on the programme structure for the four-year part-time version of the programme, please see the pdf pathway specifications at the bottom of the page.

Please see the relevant web pages for information on the discipline parts of the programme.

Two Years Beginner
Year 1 (two years full time)
SEA Language Component

30 credits of SEA language at appropriate level.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Burmese Language 1 A (PG) 15PSEH022 15 Term 1
Burmese Language 1 B (PG) 15PSEH023 15 Term 2
Indonesian Language 1 A (PG) 15PSEH018 15 Term 1
Indonesian Language 1 B (PG) 15PSEH019 15 Term 2
Thai Language 1 A (PG) 15PSEH024 15 Term 1
Thai Language 1 B (PG) 15PSEH025 15 Term 2
Vietnamese Language 1 A (PG) 15PSEH020 15 Term 1
Vietnamese Language 1 B (PG) 15PSEH021 15 Term 2
Plus
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intercultural Communication and Interaction 15PLIH054 15 Term 1
Intercultural communication research in action 15PLIH055 15 Credits - Not Running 2018/19
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Summer Abroad

Students participate in a Summer School abroad for the selected language.

Year 2 (two years full time)
SEA Language Component

30 credits of SEA language at appropriate level.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Burmese Language and Texts (PG) 15PSEC046 30 Full Year
Indonesian Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC034 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Thai Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC042 30 Full Year
Vietnamese Language and Texts (PG) 15PSEC051 30 Full Year
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Dissertation

Students complete a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline.

Two Years Intermediate
Year 1 (two years full time)
SEA Language Component

30 credits of SEA language at appropriate level.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Burmese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC045 30 Full Year
Indonesian Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC033 30 Full Year
Thai Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC041 30 Full Year
Vietnamese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC037 30 Full Year
Plus
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Intercultural Communication and Interaction 15PLIH054 15 Term 1
Intercultural communication research in action 15PLIH055 15 Credits - Not Running 2018/19
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Summer Abroad

Students participate in a Summer School abroad for the selected language.

Year 2 (two years full time)
SEA Language Component

30 credits of SEA language at appropriate level.

Burmese
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Burmese Language and Texts (PG) 15PSEC046 30 Full Year
Indonesian

Choice of module depending on ability.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Indonesian Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC034 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Indonesian Language 4 (PG) 15PSEC035 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Thai

Choice of module depending on ability.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Thai Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC042 30 Full Year
Thai 4 (PG) 15PSEC044 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Vietnamese
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Vietnamese Language and Texts (PG) 15PSEC051 30 Full Year
Discipline Component

Students take 60 credits in the selected discipline.

Dissertation

Students complete a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline.

 

This is the structure for applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Department.

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Contact Hours

One-year Masters programmes consist of 180 credits. 120 credits are taught in modules of 30 credits (taught over 20 weeks) or 15 credits (taught over 10 weeks); the dissertation makes up the remaining 60 units. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study, including reading and research, preparing coursework and revising for examinations. It will also include class time, which may include lectures, seminars and other classes. Some subjects, such as learning a language, have more class time than others. At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one hour lecture and a one hour seminar every week, but this does vary.

More information is on the page for each module.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge
  • How to locate and evaluate data from a variety of sources.
  • Knowledge of aspects of the region, such as its history, politics, economics, arts, religions etc.
  • Subject specific skills, such as an awareness of current critical thinking in a specific field, and the acquisition of language skills, intensive in the case of the 2-year MA.
Intellectual (thinking) skills
  • Development of precision and caution in assessing evidence.
  • Development of critical awareness and independence of thought.
  • Sensitivity to the existence of non-Eurocentric views and an awareness of the limitations of purely Eurocentric interpretations.
  • Awareness of the value of a South East Asian language in understanding the culture of a specific country within the region.
Subject-based practical skills
  • Development of written communication skills
  • Development of oral communication skills
  • Development of research skills
  • Development of language skills
Transferable skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to access and assess information from both traditional and electronic sources
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to interact with native speakers of the language at an appropriate level.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 1 tuition fee.

Fees for 2019/20 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 2 year full-time programmes have 2 years of full-time fees - the fee in the second year will be higher than the fee for the first year (the full time fee below is for the first year only).

Full-time
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
£9,685 £19,930
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Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

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Application Deadline: 2019-01-31 00:00

SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2019-01-31 00:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2019-06-05 16:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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