M.A. Cultural and Religious History of South Asia

The Master's programme Cultural and Religious History of South Asia (Classical Indology) is taught at the department Cultural and Religious History of South Asia of the South Asia Institute.
Thus, Good knowledge of Sanskrit, another Indian language and English as well as a Bachelor's degree in the same or an equivalent subject are prerequisites for admission.
The curriculum of the programme comprises courses regarding the deepening of the competence in critically analyzing and interpreting Sanskrit texts, the social and cultural history as well as the indigenous knowledge and philosphy of South Asia. Supplementary, courses in manuscriptology, paleography and documentation are offered. Moreover, the students learn a second language to complement the Sanskrit sources.
The programme is completed by an oral examination and the Master's thesis of approximately 60 pages.

General Information

The programme is designed to facilitate a focussed study of the Cultural and Religious History of South Asia together with a dedicated training in the philological and ethno-indological approaches.

Admission

Detailed information about admission can be found here.

Module overview

The program can be studied as a major (120CP / 100LP) or as a minor to another major (20LP).
A a minor you can choose between five different combinations. More information can be found in the module handbook.
S.
1 Pflichtbereich

54 LP
Wahlpflicht-
bereich
Fach
12 LP
Wahlpflicht-
bereich
Sprache
24 LP
2
3
4 Masterarbeit und Prüfungsmodul
30 LP
S.
1 Pflichtbereich

58 LP
Wahlpflicht-
bereich
Fach
12 LP
2
3
4 Masterarbeit und Prüfungsmodul
30 LP
S.
1 1 Modul aus Pflicht/Wahlbereich
12 LP
Begleitfachmodul
8 LP
2
3
4

Module handbook

Current Module handbook (german only)
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