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South Asian Cultural and Religious History (Classical Indology)

Heidelberg University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
Duration
3000 EUR/year
Free
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Tuition fee
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About

The South Asian Cultural and Religious History (Classical Indology) programme at the University of Heidelberg allows students to study the cultural and religious history of South Asia with a special emphasis on the acquisition of philological and ethno-Indological methods. 

Overview

Classical Indology deals with cultural and religious history. The main focus in teaching and research is on the classical languages, cultures and religions, and literatures and philosophies of South Asia with a special emphasis on Sanskrit.

The South Asian Cultural and Religious History (Classical Indology) programme at the University of Heidelberg covers a broad range of different topics with equal attention being paid to philosophical aspects as well as the cultural, social and political dimensions. Students’ linguistic and interpretative skills are systematically honed in reading courses focussing on joint readings of texts in Sanskrit and Pali. 

Occupational Areas

In addition to careers in academia (following a post-graduate/doctoral degree), graduates of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia can also find work in various state or private organisations and businesses. Especially in the areas of  
  • non-university research 
  • intercultural communication 
  • culture management 
  • archives and libraries 
  • public relations 
  • foundations 
  • museums and exhibitions 
  • media 
  • communications and translation agencies 

Programme Structure

The subject modules are based primarily on working with Sanskrit and focus on the following:  
  • cultural, social and religious history 
  • philosophy and scientific traditions 
  • source research 
  • methodology of cultural sciences 
  • poetics 
  • narrative literature and dramas 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
  • acceptance letter
  • the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
  • 1 passport photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

South Asian Cultural and Religious History (Classical Indology)
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Heidelberg University

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