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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Extended essay in Tibetan language and culture (a)

Course Code:
Course Not Running 2015/2016
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 2 or Year 3
Taught in:
Term 1



Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of a course, a student should be able to demonstrate that they are capable of independent study or research separate from an ISP.  Students will become familiar with reading primary literature and understanding theoretical and research methodologies


Normally 5 hours of supervision throughout the term in keeping with extended essay supervision contact hours throughout the School.

Scope and syllabus

A 5,000 word essay, requiring an orderly synthesis of material on any approved topic in Tibetan language and culture. The essay is written under the supervision of a teacher who must approve the topic before research is begun and who will supervise its progress.

Method of assessment

One essay of 5,000 words (100%).

This is a term 1 course; therefore you should aim to submit your assignment by day 1 of term 2. The final deadline, after which you will be penalised for late submission, is Friday week 1, term 3.