Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Neusprachliche Südasienstudien
SAI|Südasien-Institut

M.A. Communication, Literature, and Media in Modern South Asian Languages (KLM)

Programme Structure

The M.A. in Communication, Literature, and Media in Modern South Asian languages focuses on the study of languages, literature, and various media (texts, manuscripts, movies, internet and audio sources) in Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, and Tamil (BHUT).

Students can choose one of the two variants of the programme. One option aims to advance skills in two already acquired languages, while the other offers the possibility to start with a new language in addition to an already aquired one.

During the programme, students will engage with books, magazines, newspapers, audio-visual materials, and academic literature in the languages offered by the department. In addition students will be introduced to methods of text analysis, literary studies, religious studies, and cultural theory.

With an in-depth understanding of topics related to the South Asian region, graduates from the M.A. programme are qualified to enter a number of professions, such as cultural and media related occupations, translation, cross-cultural training, scientific research management, and similar fields. The M.A. also enables graduates to enroll in subsequent Ph.D. programmes

KLM courses are scheduled over four semesters and are considered a full study programme.

Proficiencies

  • Students of our M.A. programme learn methodological approaches from literary studies and media sciences and how to apply them to the original language sources.
  • Participants of the M.A. programme develop knowledge of two South Asian languages at an advanced level.
  • Students improve passive and active language skills and undertake practical translations.
  • Students develop a deep intercultural understanding which enables them to conduct research in South Asia.
  • Students learn to present their own research.
  • Students broaden their knowledge of literary and media genres in the studied languages.

Model 1 (120 CP)

Two languages on an advanced level
Advanced Language:
Text and Media
Discourse,
Communication, Literature (DisCo)
Multidisciplinary South Asia (MultiSA)
1 2 x Text/Media
12 CP
2 x KLM Seminars
12 CP
4 x Seminars

24 CP
2 2 x Text/Media
12 CP
2 x KLM Seminars
12 CP
3 2 x Text/Media
12 CP
Colloquium
6 CP
4 M.A. Thesis 24 CP
Oral Exam 6 CP
Advanced Reading (36 CP) + DisCo (30 CP) + MultiSA (24 CP) +
M.A. Thesis (24 CP) + Oral Exam (6 CP) = 120 CP
Within the 100 CP model: MultiSA only 4 CP

Variante 2 (120 CP)

One advanced and one new language
Advanced Language:
Text and Media
Second Language* Discourse, Communication, Literature (DisCo) Multidisciplinary South Asia (MultiSA)
1 Text/Media
6 CP
BHUT 1 3 x KLM Seminars
18 CP
4 x Seminars

24 CP
2 Text/Media
6 CP
BHUT 2
3 Text/Media
12 CP
- Colloquium
6 CP
4 M.A. Thesis 24 CP
Oral Exam 6 CP

Advanced Reading (18 CP) + Second Language (24 CP) +
DisCo (24 CP) + MultiSA (24 CP) + M.A. Thesis (24 CP) +
Oral Exam (6 CP) = 120 CP
Within the 100 CP model: MultiSA only 4 CP

Accompanying Subject KLM 20CP

Option A Option B* Option C
Second Language 1
12 CP
BHUT 1
12 CP
DisCo 1
12 CP
Second Language 2
8 CP
BHUT 2
8 CP
DisCo 2
8 CP
* The language of instruction in these courses is German
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