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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Modern Middle Eastern studies
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£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

100%

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 three-year programme aims to provide a good grounding in the standard spoken and written language of contemporary Iran and to provide an introduction to the main forms of classical and modern Persian literature. The course structure allows students to take one non-Persian unit a year, presenting them with an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of options dealing with the historical, cultural and religious background of Iran and the Middle East, or to learn another regional language, for example Arabic or Turkish.

Modules

All years: modules include: Persian language; literatures of the Near and Middle East; introduction to Islam; Classical Persian prose texts; Modern Persian poetry; Classical Persian poetry; Modern Persian prose literature; independent study project in Persian studies; introduction to Arabic culture; Old Persian; Middle Persian; Sogdian; Bactrian; Khotanese; elementary written Turkish; Arabic; elementary Western Armenian; elementary Hebrew; elementary Georgian; introduction to Sufis; introduction to the history of the Near and Middle East; the making of the Modern Middle East; history of Iran: Qajars to the Islamic Republic; cities of paradise and empire; Zoroastrianism in the Ancient and Modern Worlds; introduction to Islam; Shi'a Islam: religious authority and community identity; introduction to the art and archaeology of the Near and Middle East; Islamic architecture; the sources of Islamic art and architecture; the decorative arts of Islam; art and material culture of the Islamic World: 7th-14th centuries; mosaics, manuscripts and wall painting in Islamic art; Music of the Middle East and North Africa; Islamic law; government and politics of the Middle East; economic development of the Modern Middle East.

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
24%
76%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
40%
10%

Year 1

70%
20%
10%

Year 2

55%
30%
15%

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 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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
406 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Mainly covering the study of Turkish or Arabic, this isn't a very common degree choice for UK students - just 170 students graduated in this area in 2012 - so bear that in mind when drawing conclusions from any employment and salary stats. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it's a good idea go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates went on to do.
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