MA South Asian Studies and Intensive Language (2019 Entry)

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Dates flexible
Course Type
Language Course
Accreditation
-
Language
English
Course Fee
$12,494

Course Overview

Overview:

Who is this programme for?

Students on this new programme will come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some will come into the programme having acquired an interest in South Asia during their undergraduate career or as a result of travelling in the region while others will be keen to explore personal connections. The programme will also attract mature students: some may take the MA as a partial preparation for employment in the region; others, having lived in South Asia for a number of years, may seek to place their experience and impressions into a more structured, analytical framework.

The two-year programme is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in South Asia. It provides students with exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world's most diverse and important regions, with an opportunity for an intensive training in a South Asian language (Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit) as well as studying a range of modules across the disciplines.

Knowledge of a South Asian language is not a pre-requisite for admission to this programme which is designed primarily for ab initio language study. Students with intermediate or advanced language levels are advised to contact the programme convenor before applying. If necessary, proficiency levels will be assessed.

The programme includes a summer of intensive language which is currently only offered in India (students must note that SOAS cannot take responsibility for obtaining visas for travel to India). Students bear the costs of travel to and from India, as well as all living expenses (including accommodation) during the period of their stay.

Students on this new programme will come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some will come into the programme having acquired an interest in South Asia during their undergraduate career or as a result of travelling in the region while others will be keen to explore personal connections. The programme will also attract mature students: some may take the MA as a partial preparation for employment in the region; others, having lived in South Asia for a number of years, may seek to place their experience and impressions into a more structured, analytical framework

Overview duration: Two Years Full Time

Fees 2019/20:

  • UK/EU fees:

Who should take this course

Interested Students.

Course content

Structure:

Students must take 315 credits in total, comprised of 255 taught credits (45 of which are taught abroad as part of a Summer School) and a 60-credit dissertation in the selected discipline.

In their first year, students take 60 credits of intensive language instruction in Hindi, Sanskrit or Urdu and 60 credits in the disciplines. These modules should be chosen in close consultation with the programme convenor. They also take - Intercultural Communication and Interaction 15PLIH054, over the summer between year 1 and 2 students study at one of our partner institutions in India (Study Abroad module - worth 45 credits), before returning to take another 30 language credits as well as 60 credits in the discipline; they also write their 10,000-word dissertation ( 15PSAC997 Dissertation in South Asian Studies - worth 60 credits).

About Course Provider

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