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SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London, London, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    =391
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Subject International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
Sanskrit has functioned for over two thousand years as the basic vehicle of classical Indian literature. It is the key to a first-hand understanding of the vast field of classical Hindu religion and philosophy, being the language of the Vedas and Upanishads, the great epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and the texts of Vedanta and Yoga.It is also an important language for the study of Buddhism, Indo-European comparative philology, and the achievements of the classical civilisation of India in such wider fields as aesthetic theory, linguistics, law and political theory, medicine, mathematics and astronomy.The Sanskrit pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in reading and understanding a wide range of Sanskrit texts, and a good knowledge of their cultural context. We also encourage students to learn Pali and Prakrit. The pathway assumes no previous knowledge of Sanskrit or its script, though we do prefer candidates to have some record of successful language-learning, for example an A-level qualification in a European language. Students with previous knowledge of Sanskrit will be accommodated in a higher level module.

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  SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. SOAS programmes are taught by respected specialists engaged in fieldwork and research, which influences both government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars debate pressing contemporary issues such as human rights, development, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change, and engage in a wide range of global research projects, which are shaping the culture, economics and politics of societies all around the world. SOAS offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as distance learning, foundation degrees and summer school.   An international campus in the heart of London   Situated in Bloomsbury in London, SOAS is within walking distance of the British Museum, British Library, Regent’s Park, the West End and a cluster of other London universities. With 130 nationalities represented on campus, SOAS is one of the most international universities in the world, and with London voted Best Student City studying here means having the chance to visit international galleries, see musicals, opera, plays, and explore London’s vibrant nightlife. With all this on your doorstep, the British capital offers an unparalleled student experience. Profiling the SOAS student A SOAS student is passionate about their field, happy to learn a second language and most of all seeks to engage with multiple perspectives to shatter preconceptions and prejudice. SOAS has a reputation for really breaking the mould when it comes to encouraging independent thought, debate and individuality among students. Webinars to help you get started SOAS runs webinars on topics like admissions, visas, tuition fees, funding, housing, career tips and specific courses. Find out about any undergraduate and postgraduate webinars relevant to you.   Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram Weibo LinkedIn Youtube Soundcloud

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