Research course


University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Edinburgh is one of only four British universities which offer advanced postgraduate supervision in classical Indian languages (Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali), literatures and religions.

The Sanskrit section offers supervision at both MPhil and PhD level in Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali language and literature as well as classical Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

In the most recent UK-wide Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Asian Studies was awarded a 5.

The Sanskrit section is affiliated to the Centre for South Asian Studies.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 4114