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Masters degrees in South Asian Society & Culture equip postgraduates with the tools they need to analyse the influences, institutions and movements of South Asian society and culture.
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to South Asian Studies, programmes in this area typically straddle more than one field of study, so students can expect to become well-versed in the history, politics, religion and economics of the region, among other things.
Related subject areas include South Asian Languages & Literature, Anthropology and Postcolonial Studies.
By specialising in South Asian Society & Culture, you’ll be immersing yourself in one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant regions, with a rich history and a turbulent present. The countries that make up South Asia include India, Pakistan and Nepal, so these Masters can have a vast scope. Some programmes include a study abroad component, giving you the chance to spend an extended period of time in one of those countries.
Typical modules might cover topics as eclectic as Bollywood, the sacred music of Hinduism or the economic development of South Asia.
Graduates may find work in sectors such as translation, journalism and policy, often with a South Asian focus.
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The MA in Global Literature and Culture is a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural manifestations of colonial conquest, national identities, anti-colonial resistance and post-colonial struggles. Read more
The Master of Arts in Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) enhances intercultural understanding and promotes rigorous scholarly study of Asian societies, political economies, cultures, histories, linguistics, migrations, etc. Read more
Students in the MA in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develop valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. Read more
The composition of the Certificate is flexible, but would typically be similar to that of the first year of South Asian Studies, consisting of a language unit, the course ‘Introduction to South Asia’ and 2 further units on South Asian subjects from within the Department or elsewhere in the School. Read more
http://www.ming-ai.org.uk/ This unique one-year MA (Diploma and Certificate) in Chinese Heritage Management is run in partnership with Middlesex University and offers a practical programme of heritage management and digital engagement in museums and historic sites in the UK and China. Read more
This programmes trains young researchers to conduct interdisciplinary research, employing up-to-date methodologies to study the interaction of issues of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regards to Asian countries and peoples. Read more
The MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies is a 21-month, taught master's course, offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA). Read more
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000