Modern South Asian Studies (M.St.)
The M.St. in Modern South Asian Studies is a joint nine-month programme between the Faculties of History and Oriental Studies. Students combine intensive language learning with the study of the histories, societies and cultures of South Asia. It can be taken either as a free-standing degree, or as the first step towards one of the research degrees of M.Litt. or D.Phil.
The programme comprises:
A compulsory core course in ‘History and Culture of South Asia’.
A paper in a South Asian language. Currently in Hindi, or Urdu, or Persian, or Bengali, or Tibetan, or Sanskrit language and literature. (Not all language options will be available every year).
An Optional Paper (not all options may be available in every year)
A dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic falling within the scope of the general subject area. Students will begin to formulate and plan their dissertation in conjunction with their supervisors from the beginning of the course.