Certificate in South Asian Studies
Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is the ability to demonstrate the potential to study at undergraduate level. However, programmes may have their own specific requirements, such as, in the case of language-based studies, a proven ability to learn a language.
This certificate is equivalent to one year of the BA degree in South Asian Studies, and is designed for students who want to study South Asia but cannot commit themselves to a three year degree programme.
The composition of the Certificate is flexible, but would typically be similar to that of the first year of South Asian Studies, consisting of a language unit, the course ‘South Asian Culture’ and 2 further units on South Asian subjects from within the Department or elsewhere in the School. Individual programmes have to be approved by the Undergraduate Tutor or the Head of Department.
A Student's Perspective
I have had the chance to read the most up to date, often controversial and revealing perspectives on South Asia, presented by leading academics who will often actually be members of the South Asia Department Faculty itself. My choice to study at SOAS was the best decision I ever made; being a student here is an exciting and unique experience.