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first year

The MA programme is made up of the following main elements (all of which are worth 10 ECTS credits, unless stated otherwise):

  • Tutorial – Intensive study of primary source material. The Tutorial deals with a specific theme in modern Hindi literature chosen (if practically possible) by the students, for example, colonialism/postcolonialism, or gender relations. The theme is discussed on the basis of analyses written and presented by the students of selected modern Hindi short stories. Some experience with narratological analysis is an advantage.

  • Pensum – Guided reading of primary/secondary literature assigned by the teaching staff (this Pensum may be replaced by a second tutorial within the department). The Pensum consists of reading secondary literature (in English and Hindi) on the theme chosen for the Tutorial, and is concluded with writing a Pensum-paper on the basis of the secondary literature and possibly some Hindi texts analysed in the Tutorial.

  • Option – This is a free option. You can choose to direct your study in-line with your particular interests. Examples include following a master class taught in the M.Phil programme, practical training or spending time on thesis preparation

  • Thesis [20 ECTS]

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
History, Theory, Nation: Readings from the South 10
Sharing the tales of the Buddha: narrative art in Asia 10

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Master’s thesis and requirements for graduation

In order to graduate, students must have completed a total of 60 ects, including courses
and the master’s thesis. The thesis of the master’s programme in Indian and Tibetan
Studies has the weight of 20 ects-credits and generally consists of a maximum of 17,000
words, including notes, bibliography and appendices.
Also see Regulations.