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South Asia Department

Certificate in South Asian Studies

Overview

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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.

Structure

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.

How to apply

Applications are made directly to SOAS through the online application system, if you have any further questions please contact the Admissions Department on associatestudent@soas.ac.uk

A Student's Perspective

I chose SOAS because of the reputation of the language courses. The South Asian languages that are offered at SOAS are the best option if you’re not able to go to the region. For the first time I was able to study Asia from an Asian perspective through Asian literature.

Tora Toreng, University of Oslo