The new “MA Buddhist Studies” at SOAS has been granted final approval and will start this September.
This new MA will benefit from the school members’ rich combination of expertise in Buddhist traditions and languages. It will be organized around a core course, “Critical Concepts in Buddhist Studies” that will be co-taught by the four key Buddhist scholars in the Department of the Study of Religions, namely Lucia Dolce, Ulrich Pagel, Antonello Palumbo, and Vincent Tournier.
You can find more information on this programme, its structure and our course offer at: http://www.soas.ac.uk/religions/programmes/ma-buddhist-studies/
The recent appointment of colleagues working on Buddhist Art in Tibet and South East Asia, thanks to the endowment by the Alphawood foundation, will considerably enrich the school’s offer. Indeed, we believe that an auspicious period for Buddhist studies at SOAS is ahead of us.