BA Sanskrit and Study of Religions
I have always had an interest in the history, culture and religions of South Asia and having experienced Sanskrit as a language before it was a logical choice to pursue it as a degree at SOAS.
The courses at SOAS offer exposure to an incredibly broad spectrum of Sanskrit literature from across a whole number of different time periods and even genres. Part of the appeal of studying this course is the fact that you are not limited to specific texts but are generally allowed to follow your own interests within the language. This has meant that I have been able to combine my study of Sanskrit together with my courses in the Study of Religions to focus specifically on the religions and philosophies of South Asia. This has given me an advantage by being able to read religious texts in their original language which adds immensely to their richness.
I feel that the thorough and systematic teaching provided by SOAS has given me not only a good knowledge of Sanskrit but also skills in critical thought, linguistic and socio-political analysis and communication that will give me something unique to offer to a graduate employer.