SOAS, University of London
This programme students with different academic backgrounds and prospective personal objectives, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific Buddhist traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities; the structure of the programme provides a unique study pathway, characterised both by its coherence and by its flexibility; the core course, critical concepts in Buddhist studies, co-taught by 4 staff whose expertise cover most of Buddhist Asia, provides students with a broad and stimulating introduction to key notions and methods in the study of Buddhism; the remaining units may be chosen in the large pool of courses on Buddhist topics and languages, thus allowing each student to build up a specialized knowledge of one or more areas of Buddhist Asia.
Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent) preferably in a related discipline.
Core courses: critical concepts in Buddhist studies; dissertation in Buddhist studies. Units available as major; Buddhism in Tibet; Buddhist meditation in India and Tibet; Chinese religious texts: a reading seminar; Chinese Buddhism in the pre-modern period; East Asian Buddhist thought; East Asian traditions of meditation: from Taoism to Zen; imag(in)ing Buddhahood in South Asia (1); imag(in)ing Buddhahood in South Asia (2); religious practice in Japan: texts, rituals and believers; the buddhist conquest of Central Asia.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|School of Oriental and African Studies||Camden||WC1H 0XG||South East|
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