Taught course

Buddhist Studies

Institution
SOAS University of London · Department of Religions and Philosophies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • Normally an upper second class Honours degree, preferably in the field of Humanities from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard obtained after a course of study extending over not less than three years in a university (or educational institution of university rank).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Buddhist Studies suits students with different academic backgrounds and prospective personal objectives, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific Buddhist traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities.

It typically suits:

  • students planning to pursue further research in Buddhist Studies, which may involve at a subsequent stage the acquisition of a doctoral degree and a career in higher education.
  • students willing to pursue a career or professional activity, for which advanced knowledge of Buddhism as a global cultural force is essential.
  • students who wish to pursue the academic study of religions as a complement to their personal experience and commitments.
  • students from traditionally Buddhist countries, willing to broaden their knowledge of Buddhism as a global religion, and to be introduced to an academic approach that is characterised both by its critical distance and by its empathy.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
study@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7898 4700