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Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (South Asian Studies) MPhil

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (South Asian Studies) MPhil

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Middle Eastern Studies Asian Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (South Asian Studies) is a one-year research-only programme designed for highly motivated students who wish to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of South Asian Studies through sources in Sanskrit. The MPhil offers an in-depth introduction to South Asia’s seminal textual sources, significant language skills to interpret and analyse such sources, an understanding of the relevant historiographical and theoretical issues, and methodology training. Graduates will be able to work independently to design research projects, and will have an in-depth knowledge of the Sanskrit primary sources and secondary literature in their chosen specialism in South Asian Studies. They will be very well placed to study for a PhD, and will also be in a position to use their skills and knowledge in other professions and activities where advanced research skills and independent critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are needed. Graduates also develop their ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources in Sanskrit, acquire a good knowledge of current scholarship on South Asian Studies, and acquire an in-depth knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their dissertation.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

11 months

Start date

OCT

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,460

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£24,960

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High2.1 Honours Degree. High 2:1 or a 1st at B.A. level from a UK university or equivalent is required. Evidence of a good knowledge of Sanskrit and at least two years of formal courses in Sanskrit or the equivalent will be expected.