Taught course

Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali

SOAS University of London · Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to produce documented evidence of language learning ability (a language A level or equivalent, or successful completion of an undergraduate language course).

Months of entry


Course content

Students who wish to conduct doctoral-level research in Nepal, or in preparation for professional employment in e.g. a government agency or international NGO.

This is the only Masters-level programme offered anywhere in the world that provides students who intend to proceed to conduct anthropological research (broadly defined) in Nepal with the necessary skills (disciplinary, linguistic, methodological).

What will this programme give the student an opportunity to achieve?

The ability to read, write, speak and understand Nepali to a level suitable for field research in Nepal
A grounding in the scholarly literature on Nepali history, society and culture
Expertise in anthropological theory and practice that will provide a basis for research in a Nepali context.

Information for international students

Information, including English Language requirements, can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/international/

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7898 4700