What is BAS?
The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in British and American Studies (BAS) is the first humanities-based undergraduate international programme offered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University. The programme was developed in full recognition of the growing importance of the need to understand the cultures of the United Kingdom and the United States, both in their own right and as major influences on the rest of the world, especially on the region of Southeast Asia. Such an understanding is deemed necessary for effective integration and application of specialised knowledge in the multicultural community of the present era of globalisation.
You will broaden your knowledge as you explore the distinctive features of British and American societies through an interdisciplinary approach that covers the English language, literature, history, politics, the arts and the social sciences.
You will familiarise yourself with different career paths both in the academic and private sectors. Our graduates are currently employed in academia, diplomatic bodies, commercial institutions, entertainment business, translation firms, tourist industry, etc.
You will deepen your communicative skills as you study in an international English-medium programme, taught entirely by native speakers of British and American varieties of English.
You will have an opportunity to participate in a study abroad programme for up to one academic year at a selected institution, not only in the USA or the UK, but other countries around the world.
Basic entry requirements for all applicants
1. Applicant must hold a secondary school certificate (M.6) or its equivalent
2. The following criteria must also be fulfilled:
3. A minimum secondary school GPA of 2.5 (or equivalent results such as GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, IB and GED); OR
4. GCE, GCSE or IGCSE results must not be lower than "C" in five different subjects (Excluding GCE 'O' Level for Thai Language);
5. IB exam results must not be lower than "4" in five different subjects;
6. GED results must be at least 2250 scores, combining all five subjects taken, and the score in each subject should reach a minimum of 410;
- New Zealand results must be equivalent to an average of 2.5 due to the calculation of Embassy of New Zealand;
- If an applicant does not have a GPA result in hand, he/she must submit a transcript, grade report, or relevant documents showing academic performance on the Application Submission Day.
7. Results of one of the following tests (obtained within the past two years ONLY)
- IELTS overall band score with a score of 5.0 or above, OR;
- TOEFL with a total score of 173 (computer-based) or 59 (internet-based) or above, OR;
- TU-GET with a score of 500 or above, OR;
- SAT (Critical Reading) with a score of 350 or above OR;
- National Entrance Examination or O-Net with a minimum score/percentage of 70 (English) and 50 (Social Studies)
Tentative schedule (application procedure+ timeline)
|Application forms available||9 January - 10 February 2012|
|Application from submission at the Faculty of Liberal Art by proxy||9 January - 10 February 2012|
|Written and interview examination||10 March 2012|
|Names of successful candidates announced||5 April 2012|
Available for sale (Bt. 300 non-refundable): at Bookstores of Thammasat University or Chulalongkorn University
Application forms submission (during office hours)
Applicants must submit their application form and other relevant documents at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammsat University (Prachan Campus). Those unable to submit these by themselves may request another person to process the application on their behalf, in which case an authorization letter and the authorized person's national ID card are also required
Application fee payment
Applicants must pay a non-refundable fee of Bt. 600 payable to: "มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ " (Thammasat University), savings account no. 026-1-52083-0, Krungthai Bank, Thatian Branch.
British and American Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts,Thammasat University
2 Prachan Raod, Bangkok, THAILAND 10200
Tel: 02-613-2618 , 02-613-2697
Fax: 02-623-5320 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org