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    I'm planning to do a joint degree in Japanese and Economics I was wondering if the economics at SOAS was any good?
    Other places which other the same course are Birmingham,Leeds,Royal Holloway,Oxford Brookes,Reading (have I missed ay out?) is SOAS the best overall for this combined degree?
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    Hi, I'm planning to do Economics at SOAS too and it's my favourite out of all the uni's I've applied to. I went to the open day and really liked it.
    Not sure how good it is for Economics (in the league tables it doesn't score that highly for economics) but it's really good for east asian languages.
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    Where do you get league tables for economics?
    Are most of the university's in London part of the actual University of London? So is it possible to do a language in SOAS and economics at LSE? sorry I'm not too sure about all of this.
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    (Original post by MM-Fan)
    Where do you get league tables for economics?
    Are most of the university's in London part of the actual University of London? So is it possible to do a language in SOAS and economics at LSE? sorry I'm not too sure about all of this.
    You can go to the times website or guardian website to find the league tables for economics or any specific subject. I think economics at soas is ranked 30 something in the times league table but not sure.

    SOAS, LSE, UCL, Kings, Imperial, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and a few others I can't remember are part of the University of London. At the end of your degree your certificate will say your universitys name and also university of london.

    If you have applied to do Economics at LSE and have received an offer you can go there instead, and do part time language study at SOAS.
    If you don't have an offer from LSE I don't think you can go there and study.
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    My brother studies economics and politics at SOAS and is in his final year - he's loved it.
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    this may sound really stupid, but whats SOAS? :confused:
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    (Original post by VoodooDoll)
    this may sound really stupid, but whats SOAS? :confused:
    SOAS is the school of oriental and african studies
    It's a specialist university in london, specialising in Asia and Africa.
    It's well known for languages.
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    SOAS is the school of oriental and african studies
    It's a specialist university in london, specialising in Asia and Africa.
    It's well known for languages.
    The best in the world for the study of Africa and Asia.
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    Thanks a lot *boo*
    Oh another question ( sorry to be a bother)
    Is it hard to get into SOAS the grades that they look for arent that high it seems
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    (Original post by MM-Fan)
    Thanks a lot *boo*
    Oh another question ( sorry to be a bother)
    Is it hard to get into SOAS the grades that they look for arent that high it seems
    No problem, I'm kinda bored at the moment and there are no other interesting topics to post on.

    Some courses are easier to get into that others. The most popular course at SOAS is Law and also Anthropology.
    For Economics you need BBB. For Japanese I think it's BCC with an AS/A level in a foreign language. The other courses mainly just require BBC/BCC. Just make sure you write a convincing personal statement on why you want to do Econ and Japanese.

    So I take it you haven't applied yet? What Alevels are you taking?
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    SOAS is the school of oriental and african studies
    It's a specialist university in london, specialising in Asia and Africa.
    It's well known for languages.
    arh! thanx for that, now i know what people are talking about
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    Is AS/A level in a language essential? The only language I've got is a A* in Spanish at GCSE.
    I'm in the lower sixth taking Maths,Economics,Chemistry,Geogra phy + Gen Studies.
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    (Original post by MM-Fan)
    Is AS/A level in a language essential? The only language I've got is a A* in Spanish at GCSE.
    I'm in the lower sixth taking Maths,Economics,Chemistry,Geogra phy + Gen Studies.
    Not essential but desirable. I'm sure your A* in Spanish demonstrates your ability and potential to learn a foreign language. Are you interested in Japan and Japanese culture? I think your subjects will be good enough to get onto the course.
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    I got full marks in my speaking GCSE for Spanish so hopefully I can reference to that. Also I've started reading a lot into Japanese culture and started some online lessons hoping to get a bit of a headstart in it.
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    (Original post by MM-Fan)
    I got full marks in my speaking GCSE for Spanish so hopefully I can reference to that. Also I've started reading a lot into Japanese culture and started some online lessons hoping to get a bit of a headstart in it.
    I was planning to do a language at soas but decided not to because I will find it too difficult especially spending a year abroad with limited knowledge of the language.

    Just out of curiousity what ethnic group are you?
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    British born chinese can speak cantonese near fluently but writing and reading is pretty poor as I've never had lessons and my parents are always working. My parents try to discourage me from taking Japanese saying I should take up Chinese studies instead but Japanese and the culture interests me more.
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    (Original post by MM-Fan)
    British born chinese can speak cantonese near fluently but writing and reading is pretty poor as I've never had lessons and my parents are always working. My parents try to discourage me from taking Japanese saying I should take up Chinese studies instead but Japanese and the culture interests me more.
    Cool, I'm a BBC too. I can't really write chinese but I can manage to read a few words. I had actually applied to do Chinese but emailled the admissions tutors in October to change it because I'll just be better off having evening/weekend language classes rather than doing a degree in it. Yeh, the Japanese culture and language is quite fascinating. Good luck with your application next year!
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    Thanks for all of your help *boo* I really appreciate it

    ps Check your PM
 
 
 
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