|Study location||Denmark, Århus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree programmes in the humanities or social sciences with a supplementary subject in South Asia studies (45 ECTS).
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
Please also provide the following:
1. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
2. Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
3. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
!NB As the programme only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
The MA in Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies) has two tracks: Track A1: “language specialisation” Track A2: international specialisation.
The programme equips students to work with, on and in this dynamic region. The programme offers a deep and interdisciplinary understanding of the rapidly transforming society and culture in India and South Asia and its entangled history with Asia and the West. It gives students an opportunity to learn Hindi, which is the most common language in South Asia, on an advanced level (language track) and to acquire skills to deal with the Indian subcontinent in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world (international/non-language track).
A degree in Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies) prepares you to work in the following areas:
- Export and outsourcing: Collaboration between Danish and Indian companies and institutions.
- International development and collaboration: There are many development projects in India that are supported by the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) or different NGOs, and India also plays an important role in the UN, the WTO and other international organisations.
- Teaching: at universities, evening classes, folk high schools and language schools.
- Translating/interpreting: in UN contexts, private companies or integration projects, for example.