University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Sanskrit

With interest growing in India's creative literature and Indian philosophy, linguistics and literary criticism, the study of Sanskrit is becoming vitally important. We are the only research department of this kind in Scotland, and one of only four in the UK. The latest Research Assessment Exercise confirmed the international significance of the work being undertaken by our staff and postgraduate students. You will be part of a community committed to exploring the linguistic and cultural aspects of this fascinating language. We can offer you supervision in Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali language and literature, as well as links with the School of Divinity, if your area of interest includes the study of religions such as classical Hinduism, Buddhism or Jainism. Purely linguistic research can also benefit from links with the Translation Studies area. Our current areas of interest include: - Jainism - Prakrit language and literature - Sanskrit literature and literary theory - Theravada Buddhism We also serve as the base for the Centre for South Asian Studies, through which various aspects of modern South Asia can be studied under the supervision of staff in several arts and social sciences departments. In addition, you will be encouraged to attend any undergraduate or masters courses you see as being appropriate to your research.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

MSc (Res): See our website for programme information. Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Administrator (School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures - Research)
Telephone number: 
01316513988