Back to top

BA Tamil Language and Literature

Caters to the needs of adults who aspire to enhance their competence and knowledge levels in Tamil language and literature.

BA Tamil Language and Literature


Overview

Singapore University of Social Sciences is the only local university that offers an undergraduate programme in Tamil language and literature. This degree programme caters to the needs of adults who aspire to enhance their competence and knowledge levels in Tamil language and literature. It is jointly developed by Singapore University of Social Sciences and scholars from Tamil Nadu. The programme is similar to that being offered in Tamil Nadu. At the same time, local content has been specially integrated into the curriculum to make it more relevant and palatable for students in Singapore. Furthermore, courses on linguistics and translation have been incorporated to suit our local needs of our bilingual society.

The language courses enhance students' understanding of linguistic concepts and language discourse from a functional grammar perspective. The literature courses offer an insight into a range of literary genres, periods and styles.

This programme admits students only for its July intake.
You may pursue Tamil Language and Literature as a single subject or in combination with a Minor.

Refer to Minor Courses for more details.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programme.

In addition to the standard admission criteria for all Singapore University of Social Sciences undergraduate programmes, applicants need to fulfil the following:

  • A pass in Tamil at GCE 'A', 'AO' or 'O' level

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

MOE scholarships for Diploma in Education holders, & Singapore University of Social Sciences Scholarship.

Programme Structure

BA Tamil Language and Literature
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units ( cu) to graduate with a basic degree. Tamil students do not take the standard university core courses, but instead take two 5 cu SUSS core courses in the Tamil programme.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • Two 5 cu SUSS core courses; and
  • 120 cu Tamil core courses.

BA Tamil Language and Literature with Minor
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units ( cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 80 cu of Tamil Language and Literature courses;
  • 40 cu of Minor courses; and
  • 10 cu SUSS core courses

This programme is meant for anyone irrespective of their career background but has passion for the language. Particularly, for those who have no degree but work in Tamil related area such as Tamil language teachers, court interpreters, and broadcasters could upgrade their academic qualifications.

Degree holders will be able to engage in Tamil language teaching in pre-primary, primary, secondary, and junior colleges. They can also advance their careers in broadcasting or in the courts and Parliament as interpreters.

Back to top