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    I originally applied for Japanese, which I got rejected from at least in part because of my lack of A Level language.

    I'm currently doing the first year of BA History at another university and I am considering applying to either first year entry or second year entry (probably first year though considering how different the modules are).

    In regards to language A Level or equivalent, is this an expectation for BA History at SOAS?

    SOAS's website says nothing about it on the BA History page, so I'm assuming that for single honours History proof of language ability isn't a requirement, but in practice is it preferred as it is for their language degrees?
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    (Original post by TobaccoSmoke)
    I originally applied for Japanese, which I got rejected from at least in part because of my lack of A Level language.

    I'm currently doing the first year of BA History at another university and I am considering applying to either first year entry or second year entry (probably first year though considering how different the modules are).

    In regards to language A Level or equivalent, is this an expectation for BA History at SOAS?

    SOAS's website says nothing about it on the BA History page, so I'm assuming that for single honours History proof of language ability isn't a requirement, but in practice is it preferred as it is for their language degrees?
    Firstly, I am sorry to hear about your unsuccessful application, I read about it on a different threat and would not be too down about it. I would say it is quite possibly due to whatever you included in your personal statement, admissions tutors really like seeing a clear interest in a subject and that can make all the difference sometimes, even when you are slightly short of the grades required.

    Linked to that, yes you are right, for a straight history degree a background in languages is totally irrelevant. If you do intend to make the application I will simply reiterate what I have written above, try to write a statement that just clearly conveys the reasons why you want to study history or SOAS, a student who understands what they are applying for and why always looks good.

    Good luck with whatever you do anyway!
 
 
 
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