Pathway programs frequently assist participating students in improving their written and oral language skills. Programs can also prepare students to pass language proficiency tests. Many programs are connected to universities, with classes often applied as credits towards advanced degrees.
Pathway Program in Language Studies
This programme covers both pre-modern and modern works of literature of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory. [+]
Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)
Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent)
Start of programme: September
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
This programme covers both pre-modern and modern works of literature of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.
This degree is designed either as an end qualification in itself or to prepare the student for more advanced graduate work (MPhil/ Ph.D.).
Incoming students will be expected to have completed the equivalent of the first two years of undergraduate language study at SOAS in Japanese.... [-]
The Bengali pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Bengali, and a good knowledge of its cultural context. It caters to students with varying degrees of knowledge of Bengali and allows students to enter the degree with no knowledge of Bengali at all, with GCSE-level knowledge, or with A-level knowledge. By the end of the degree, however, all students will have had a similar training. Although at beginners’ level we assume no previous knowledge of Bengali or its script, we do prefer candidates to have some record of successful language learning, for example, an A-level qualification in a European language. [+]
Entry RequirementsBTEC: DDM Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 80% French Bacc: 14/20 German Abitur: 2.0 Italy DES: 80/100 Austria Mat: 2.0 Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
This page describes and outlines the Bengali Language Pathway through the BA South Asian Studies (4 years) and BA South Asian Studies and... (4 years) degrees.
Bengali is not only the official language of Bangladesh but is also one of India's major languages, spoken chiefly in the state of Bengal, as well as being a significant minority language in the UK.... [-]