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BA Modern Languages and Politics (Thai)

Year 4

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:

Research Skills:
- Produce an autonomous piece of extended research work (the Final-Year Project), responding to guidance and feedback from a supervisor
- Present a structured, sustained argument, and communicate using terminology and concepts appropriate to the field(s) of study
- Evaluate and critically synthesize aspects of recent enquiry in the field(s) of study
- Reflect on, and work in accordance with, the ethical considerations raised in the research process

Language Skills and Intercultural Awareness:
- Communicate fluently and appropriately, maintaining high degree of grammatical accuracy, in the target language
- Demonstrate a consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers of the target language
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to see the world's societies and cultures from multiple perspectives
- Show advanced engagement with multiple genres to support effective work and functioning in another country

Subject Knowledge:
- Show a broad understanding and cultural awareness of societies in which the target language is spoken
- Demonstrate depth of engagement with specific aspects of literatures and social and historical issues pertaining in the cultures in which the target language is spoken
- Make use of specialist knowledge to engage critically with current debates in the field(s) of study
- Demonstrate an in-depth grasp of specialist aspects of political systems/processes and/or specialist topics in political theory
- Apply recognised theories/approaches/methodologies within the discipline of political analysis
- Demonstrate independent research skills in the preparation of module assignments
- Use theories and concepts to critically appraise specialist aspects of political systems/processes or key conceptual debates within political analysis (or cognate disciplines where appropriate)
- Present structured and well-researched evaluation of specialist debates within the discipline of political analysis
- Generate and support one's own interpretations of specialist debates within political analysis and cognate disciplines where appropriate

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- The transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied
- The exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
- The deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations
- The communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences
- The ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline/s
- Work that draws on a wide variety of material
- The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion
- Evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline/s
- Work that is typically both evaluative and creative


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