SOAS, University of London
East Asian Studies and Economics BA (Hons)
SOAS, University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BA East Asian Studies combined degree programme blends the study of both East Asian languages and East Asia-related subjects in various disciplines. Compared to the existing single-subject BA East Asian Studies degree, there is less emphasis on language learning. There is no year abroad.

Through the course of the three years, students take modules in modern East Asian languages at the appropriate level. They can start as complete beginners, or they can start from higher levels. Progression through a total of four levels is offered, whereas for those who exceed the highest level, language-based courses in literature and film, as well as a language-based dissertation, are available. The programme also offers courses in regional languages.

The BA Economics (two subject degree) combines economics with another discipline or language and takes 3 or 4 years depending on the subject involved. It provides you with a thorough grounding in economic principles while allowing you to create a specialist niche for yourself by studying another subject.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 27 graduates of East Asian Studies and Economics BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Economics.

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
27 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of East Asian Studies and Economics BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of East Asian Studies and Economics BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £29500 £36000
25-75 percentile range £28000 - £30000 £23000 - £36500 £27000 - £49500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Economics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27905 £30110 £39592
25-75 percentile range £23355 - £33923 £23038 - £40092 £27806 - £53889

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of East Asian Studies and Economics, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of East Asian Studies and Economics BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London

30% Finance Professionals
15% Teaching Professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A Level General studies is not accepted. Contextual offer: ABB

60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or Distinction.

665 at HL

A minimum of grade B (grade 6 in the new structure) at GCSE for those without A level Maths.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join East Asian Studies and Economics, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

SOAS, University of London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of SOAS, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of SOAS, University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #27 
    • #38 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #37 
    • #47 
    Economics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #42 
    • #401 
    Economics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

See all university rankings of SOAS, University of London

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About SOAS, University of London

SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London is a research university dedicated to liberal arts subjects, with a particular focus on the continent of Africa, and the nations of Japan, Korea, and China. Their modern campus is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Applicants can expect to find programmes and courses that take regions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and combine them with a particular area of academic interest. These might include, History, Economics, Politics, as well as Music and History of Art. This university offers a high degree of specialisation, ensuring that the teaching staff are able to deliver perspectives based on true expertise in their fields.

Where is this programme taught

Bloomsbury Campus (main)
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Main Site - Thornhaugh Street
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