BA Swahili and…

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - (10.624 )
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years

Swahili, which belongs to the Bantu family of languages, is spoken as a mother tongue on the east coast of Africa from the southern part of Somalia to the northern areas of Msumbiji (Mozambique) including the islands of Lamu, Pemba, Zanzibar, Mafia and the Comoros.

Spoken extensively in Tanzania, Kenya, some parts of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Congo, Swahili has a long literary tradition, expressed in earlier centuries in the Arabic script, and is rich in oral literature. It is the national language of Tanzania and an official language of Kenya.

This 4 year degree combines the study of the language of Swahili with another language or discipline. The range of expertise in SOAS with regard to languages and literatures of other regions is unique in UK institutions. Along with proven excellence in other disciplines, such as religious studies, anthropology, art and archaeology, and history, this offers students an unparalleled range of options in choosing their second subject of study.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

Students who study Swahili at SOAS develop a wide range of transferable skills such as research, analysis, oral and written communication skills.

Choosing to study a joint degree programme will increase the breadth of your knowledge, and will develop additional skills with which to further your studies of the African continent, or to make comparative study with other areas. Swahili may be combined with a huge range of other disciplines. For more information on the extra skills you will gain from your second subject, please see the relevant departmental page.

Students from the Africa department have chosen non governmental organisations such as Amnesty International, Save the Children, and Oxfam; others have found work in education, the media, or in publishing department.

Requisitos: No preliminary knowledge of the subject or the language is required, although we do look for ability to learn a language (e.g. language at A level or equivalent). Applicants with non standard qualifications may be invited for interview.

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Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Swahili literature
literary tradition
religious studies
oral literature


Students must take 4 course units each year. Over the four years students must pass at least 8 units in Swahili (this includes the course Language in Africa) and at least 5 units in the other subject. Students must pass at least three course units in order to proceed to the following year. Students must pass Swahili I in order to proceed to year 2. Students must pass Swahili IIA in order to proceed to year 3. Students may take open option units in a joint degree as long as the required number of units for each of the named subjects is passed at the end of the degree. Students must take a course for the year for which it is intended. Occasionally exceptions can be made in consultation with the Undergraduate Tutor and the Associate Dean. Year 1 Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Swahili 1 155900985 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Language in Africa 155900867 1 Unit Full Year Other Subject Students take 2 units in the second subject. Year 2 Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Swahili 2a intermediate 155900986 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Swahili 2b introduction to Swahili literature 155900987 1 Unit Full Year Other Subject Students take 2 units in the second subject. Year 3: Year abroad Please see the Teaching & Learning tab for more details. Year 4 Compulsory Module Take an advanced Swahili module.

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