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Facts and figures

Research

The Institute delivers interdisciplinary research seminars; organises high profile lecture events; and facilitates symposiums and lectures on current affairs.

Many members of the SOAS South Asia Institute are leading on major externally funded research projects, notably:

Teaching

  • The two year MA Intensive South Asian Studies offers comprehensive language-based training across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Students on the programme take four taught courses at SOAS during their first year, of which a course at an appropriate level in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali or Urdu and the course ‘The Politics of Culture in Contemporary South Asia’ are core.  In addition to the two core courses, students must choose courses to the value of 90 credits from the list of options advertised for the MA South Asian Area Studies. 
  • The MSc Contemporary India Studies degree offers a critical, cutting edge study of present day India. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach and provides analytical training. Students have the opportunity to choose to study contemporary India topics, issues and challenges in the following subjects: anthropology, cinema, culture, development studies, history, law, literature, politics, study of religions and languages.
  • MA Global Diplomacy: South Asia (Online Learning) deepens your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice with a regional focus on South Asia & Afghanistan. This programme will give you a theoretically and historically informed understanding of the practice of international diplomacy, broadly conceived, and its applications in South Asia.

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Understanding Pakistan's Military
Understanding Pakistan's Military

The speakers in this event will analyse the past few years as well as more recent developments in terms of the military's approach to internal, regional South Asian, and international security. 

The SOAS South Asia Institute‘s blog hosts pieces by SOAS academic staff, students, visiting scholars, alumni and invited guests on events in South Asia as well as SOAS research on the region. It is a moderated site which is intended to provide information and a forum for debate on the on-going political, economic, social and cultural transformations in South Asia.

South Asia Notes