Programme structure

The course of study consists of a total of 120 ECTS credits:

  • Compulsory courses, 40 credits
  • Elective courses, 20 credits
  • Thesis preparation (30 credits) (see different options below)
  • Master’s thesis (30 credits)

See the programme structure for students who was admitted to the programme in the fall semester of 2020 or earlier.

4. semester SAS4691 – Master's Thesis in South Asia Culture and Society
3. semester

AMS4900 - International Project Term in Asia and the Middle East


SAS4020 – South Asian Fieldwork 


Semester abroad

2. semester SAS4003 – Deep reading for South Asian studies SAS4004 – Critical Literature Review in South Asia Studies Elective course
1. semester MES4000 - Theory, Methodology and Project Description in Middle East- and South Asian Studies SAS4002 - Key Debates in South Asia Studies
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First year

The first year of the Master's Degree comprises the methodical and theoretical basis for independent work on the Master's thesis.

Compulsory courses

Elective course

You may choose one additional course from the list below:

With approval from your supervisor it is possible to apply for recognition of 20 credits taken in other relevant subjects. Contact the student advisor for more information.

Second year:

Third semester, thesis preparation

Choose one of the following 30 credit options, listed in recommended order:

Fourth semester, thesis:

Practical information for Master students at IKOS

On the Department's website you will find important information about studying for a Master's degree at IKOS, especially concerning the Master's thesis.

Diploma and degree

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

Published Dec. 16, 2020 8:35 AM - Last modified Nov. 18, 2021 1:30 PM