Master’s Degree in Indian Studies

General Description

Master Indian Studies Major

Those completing the major in Indian Studies have acquired an in-depth knowledge of the language, culture and society of the Indian subcontinent, one of the key regions of Asia, qualifying them to embark on an academic career or work in an internationally oriented professional field with a South Asian connection. Thanks to broader thematic, linguistic, and methodological skills and the ability to deal reflectively with various research approaches and handle intercultural problems, they are able to independently analyze complex cultural and intellectual, sociopolitical processes in South Asia, autonomously work with original sources, use social scientific methods to gather data for analysis on a sound methodological and theoretical basis, and develop their own research topics. They are able to present and argue their findings in a structured manner.

Master Indian Studies Minor

Those completing the minor in Indian Studies have added a South Asian profile to their major and have acquired in-depth knowledge of the language, culture and society of the Indian subcontinent, and of relevant research approaches and current debates. This knowledge qualifies them to accentuate scholarly work in their own discipline with a thematic or linguistic focus on South Asia, or to embark work in an internationally oriented professional field with a South Asian connection.