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SOAS, University of London

African Studies and Linguistics

UCAS Code: TQ51
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • African studies
Student score
68% LOW
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£20.8k HIGH
£20.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This 3-year degree focuses on the languages and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. It includes the study of an African language and a wide choice of course units in the related cultural fields of Literature, Art, Performance and Religion-Philosophy. Students taking the two-subject degree take a combination of units from African Studies and from their other subject. Linguistics can be taken as a combined subject degree or a single-subject degree. The study of linguistics may also be combined with a range of other disciplines in which the School has proven excellence.

Modules

African studies: modules include: Amharic; Hausa; Somali; Swahili; Yoruba; Zulu; culture in Africa; language in Africa; African history; African art and archaeology; contemporary African literature; history in African and Caribbean literature; African language literatures (oral and written); representations and transformations: South African drama and film; the structure of Bantu languages; theory and practice of Swahili translation; religions of Africa; black urban studies; introduction to pan-Africanism; music in Africa; the world of Cuban music. Linguistics: modules include: general linguistics; introduction to grammatical structure; introduction to phonology; intermediate phonology; intermediate syntax; topics in lexical semantics or language and meaning 1; advanced syntax; current issues in phonology; issues in semantics; language, society and communication; morphology; psychology of language; phonetics; topics in lexical semantics; language in Africa; Altaic morpho-phonology; historical linguistics; linguistic typology; the structure of Bantu languages; the structure of Japanese; extended essay in linguistics; issues in semantics; current issues in phonology; advanced syntax; dynamic syntax; topics in the structure of Chinese; independent study project in linguistics.

SOAS, University of London

Students outside campus

Part of the University of London, SOAS is the world's leading institution for the study of a diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East. At SOAS, we have a tradition of creating change within our community and abroad, facilitating events and activities on everything from donkey conferences to international political debate to defending cleaners' rights...

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
62%
28%
10%

Year 1

50%
35%
15%

Year 2

51%
45%
4%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 70%
Student score 68% LOW
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

59%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

74%

Received sufficient advice and support

59%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
48% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
69% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
373 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20.8k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

6%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
421 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
21% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20.8k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are media professionals

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few graduates take this subject and so we don't have much data to go on when looking at what graduates do with this type of degree. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.
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