SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Buddhist Studies

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent) preferably in a related discipline.

Course modules

Core courses: critical concepts in Buddhist studies; dissertation in Buddhist studies. Plus optional modules available.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

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