SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Certificate in South Asian Studies (2021 entry)

Select year of entry: 2022 2021

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This certificate is equivalent to one year of the BA degree in Languages & Cultures (South Asia Pathway), and is designed for students who want to study South Asia but cannot commit themselves to a three year degree programme.

See also SOAS Certificates.

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

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.

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One Year (full time) or 2 or 3 years (part time)



The composition of the Certificate is flexible, but would typically be similar to that of the first year of BA Languages & Cultures (South Asia Pathway), consisting of a language, introductory modules, and/or further units on South Asian subjects from within the Department or elsewhere in the School. Individual programmes have to be approved by the Programme Convenor or the Head of Department.

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

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