SOAS, University of London
Languages and Cultures (Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia) and World Philosophies including year abroad BA (Hons)
SOAS, University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This interdisciplinary programme introduces students to the cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East through their languages, literatures and screen culture. Students will choose to specialise in one particular region through their languages and module choices, with an optional Year Abroad at one of our partner universities. Our unique World Philosophies combination degree offers students the chance to engage with a diverse range of philosophical traditions from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as political and ethical systems of thought from a truly global perspective.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Languages and Cultures (Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia) and World Philosophies including year abroad BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Modern Middle Eastern Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
91 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Languages and Cultures (Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia) and World Philosophies including year abroad BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Languages and Cultures (Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia) and World Philosophies including year abroad 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 £24000 £23000 £28000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £29000 £18500 - £30000 £21500 - £35500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Modern Middle Eastern Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23662 £22544 £26994
25-75 percentile range £19543 - £28476 £17054 - £29155 £20062 - £35859

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 Languages and Cultures (Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia) and World Philosophies including year abroad BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London

20% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A level General Studies not accepted for entry. Contextual offer: BBB

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

555 at HL

Applicants should preferably have studied Philosophy at A-Level.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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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, 2024

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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

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

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What students say about studying Modern Middle Eastern Studies in the UK?

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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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