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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Ma Indian Studies Minor

Admission Requirements

You can find information about the general admission requirements here. For subject-specific admission criteria, please refer to the "Legal Basis Master in Indology Minor 30" (Rechtsgrundlagen Master Indologie Minor 30) section in the "Appendix to Study Regulations" (Anhang zur Studienordnung) document.

Passing Requirements

For the Master Minor Study Program in Indology, students must complete at least 30 ECTS credits, with a minimum of 50% of these being graded. Available module selections are detailed in the groups below.

Note: Students who began before HS19 should familiarise themselves with the pertinent transition rules.

Module Group 1: Linguistic-Philological Focus (Sprachlich-philologische Vertiefung)

A minimum of 6 ECTS credits is mandatory for passing this module.

Elective Modules:

  • "Literary Forms and Knowledge Discourses in Sanskrit Literature" (Literarische Formen und Wissensdiskurse der Sanskrit-Literatur), 6 ECTS credits, graded irregularly.
  • "Modern and Contemporary Hindi Literature" (Moderne und zeitgenössische Hindi-Literatur), 6 ECTS credits, graded irregularly.
  • "Philosophy and Religion in Sanskrit Texts" (Philosophie und Religion in Sanskrit-Texten), 6 ECTS credits, graded irregularly.
  • "Culture and Society in Hindi Texts and Media" (Kultur und Gesellschaft in Hindi-Texten und Medien), 6 ECTS credits, graded irregularly.

Module Group 2: Indological Research Work (Indologische Forschungsarbeit)

Achieving success in this module requires at least 3 ECTS credits.

Compulsory Elective Modules:

  • Both "Research Competence in Philological Focus I or II" (Forschungskompetenz Philologische Vertiefung I bzw. II) and "Research Competence in Culture I or II" (Forschungskompetenz Kultur I bzw. II) are seminar papers within self-study segments. Each is 3 ECTS credits and graded every semester. The same goes for "Research Competence in Society I or II" (Forschungskompetenz Gesellschaft I bzw. II).

Module Groups 3 to 6: Theories, Methods, Current Research Debates – Culture – Society – Language Acquisition (second or third language)

Here, 18 ECTS credits from any of the mentioned module groups is the minimum for successful completion.

Elective Modules: ‘Theories, Methods, Current Research Debates’:

To view current offerings, consult the lecture directory.  Compulsory Elective and Elective Modules in the category ‘Culture’ encompass "Indian Philosophy" (Indische Philosophie), "Religion and Society (Modern India)" (Religion and Society (Modern India)), "Indian Aesthetics" (Indische Ästhetik), and "Practical Philosophy in India" (Praktische Philosophie in Indien), with varying ECTS credits and schedules.

Compulsory Elective and Elective Modules in the category “Society”:

Key subjects here are "Majorities and Minorities in South Asia" (Majorities and Minorities in South Asia) and "Governance and Development in South Asia", both with differentiated ECTS credits and schedules.

Compulsory Elective modules for “Language Acquisition (second or third language)”:

Options include the "Pali Language Course" (Pali-Sprachkurs), "Hindi Language Course I" (Hindi-Sprachkurs I), "Sanskrit Language Course I" (Sanskrit-Sprachkurs I), and more, each providing unique ECTS credits.

Finally, students can opt for at least 3 more ECTS credits from any section of the program.

Weiterführende Informationen

Formulare und Merkblätter

– Buchungsvereinbarung für nicht selbständig buchbare Module
– Selbständigkeitserklärung schriftliche Arbeiten AOI
– Anerkennungsvereinbarung Ba/Ma

Hier geht's

Hindi-Sprachangebot HS20

Der neue Kurs startet im HS23

Sanskrit-Sprachangebot HS20

Der neue Kurs startet im HS23