SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Extended Essay in South Asian Studies

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2022/2023
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 2, Year 3 of 3 or Year 4
Taught in:
Full Year

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

This module aims to allow the student to research and write up an aspect of South Asian Culture not otherwise covered in the curriculum, and to develop research and writing skills.

In consultation with the supervisor, the student will identify a suitable topic for research, and will establish an initial reading list. This topic may be connected to the 15 credit module in Directed Readings: the two may run in parallel or in sequence (Directed Readings in term 1, Extended Essay in term 2). Progress will be monitored at occasional meetings, at least 5 in number, and draft essays should normally be ready before the end of term 2, for revision and completion in the vacation.


Total of 5 hours supervision throughout the academic year.

Method of assessment

  • One 5,000 word essay (100%) to be submitted term 3
  • The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page

Suggested reading

A reading list for this module will be given to the student at the beginning of the module.


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules