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MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (South Asian Studies)


University of Cambridge    Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Full time See Course Research Only, Other, MPhil 11 months full time

About the course

The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (South Asian Studies) is a one-year research-only programme designed for highly motivated students who wish to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of South Asian Studies through sources in Sanskrit. The MPhil offers an in-depth introduction to South Asia’s seminal textual sources, significant language skills to interpret and analyse such sources, an understanding of the relevant historiographical and theoretical issues, and methodology training.

Graduates will be able to work independently to design research projects and will have an in-depth knowledge of the Sanskrit primary sources and secondary literature in their chosen specialism in South Asian Studies.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

High II.i or a first at BA level from a UK university or equivalent. Evidence of a good knowledge of Sanskrit and at least two years of formal courses in this language or the equivalent will be expected.


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