Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC), Thammasat University, has collaborated with the School of Oriental and African Studies( SOAS), the University of London to start a double degree program on Thai studies. This collaboration in regional studies is a first such partnership in Thailand.
The graduates from this program will receive a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Thai Studies (International Program) from Thammasat University, and a degree in Southeast Asian studies from the University of London. Students under this program will have an opportunity to study in Thailand for 2 years and in England for the next 2 years with world-class professors and experts.
PBIC TU is preparing to send the first batch of students to study in SOAS, London in September 2020 onwards.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nitinant Wisaweisuan, Dean of Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC), Thammasat University, says “Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC), TU, Thai Studies, and School of Oriental and African Studies or “SOAS”, University of London, have worked together to develop Double Degree program.”
“The program covers the study of Southeast Asian languages, including Burmese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, as well as the study of Southeast Asian cultures through media, language, literature, and film about Southeast Asian history. Additionally, the program also includes the study of politics, economy, linguistics study, religion, music, art, and anthropology of Southeast Asia. This program is suitable for students who not only want to learn the language but also use it as a tool to learn about Southeast Asian cultures.”
The tuition will be reduced by 20% for all PBIC TU students who apply for this program and 50% for students who pass all the criteria. Students who are studying Thai Studies at PBIC and have completed their second year with more than 2.75 GPAX and have IELTS of more than Band 6 can apply to the program on the website: www.ucas.com.
Apart from the collaboration in the Double Degree program in Thai Studies, PBIC is also working to develop collaboration in Indian Studies and planning to send the first batch of students to SOAS, the University of London in 2021. The aim is to fulfill student’s international learning opportunities, said Asst. Prof. Dr. Nitinant Wisaweisuan.
For those who are interested in the Double Degree program and a chance to study abroad in a world-class university, please visit www.pbic.tu.ac.th or facebook.com/PBIC.TU for more information.