SOAS University of London

China & Inner Asia Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Independent Study in Tibetan Language and Literature

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 3, Year 3 of 4 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Full Year



Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

The objective of the module is to provide the students with advanced training in academic research and writing. This final year unit is the culmination of the research and writing training provided throughout the BA in Tibetan Studies.

At the end of a module, a student should be able to demonstrate clear evidence of undertaking a detailed supervised study of a topic in Tibetan Studies. Candidates research their projects with guidance from an appropriate supervisor. This module will be examined by a project of 10,000 words.
The topic must be approved by the undergraduate tutor/module convenor before the student is allowed to embark on this module.


This module is essay based and students will have 10 hours supervision per year with a tutor on their topic of research.

Scope and syllabus

The topic of this ISP is left to the student to propose. Once it has been approved by the convenor it is then up to the student to develop it from written and oral sources within the appropriate field of research.

Method of assessment

10,000 word project due Friday week 1, term 3 (100%).

Suggested reading

The reading list will be determined by the topic of research.


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