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Indology (M.A.)

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"Indology" means the academic study of the languages ​​and cultures of the Indian subcontinent ("South Asia").

The master's degree in "Indology" builds on the general knowledge acquired in the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree in historical linguistics, text and cultural studies about the content and research fields of the philologies involved, as well as the specific specialist knowledge from the chosen Indian focus. It serves the in-depth study of Indian original literature and the history of ideas of the diverse philosophical and religious currents of India. This is always based on the accessible source material that is made accessible and researched using the methods of historical-critical philology.

The aim of the course is to acquire a scientifically qualified degree, which enables the independent application and development of scientific methods and knowledge in the field of Indology and the transfer to problems in other areas and enables access to a doctorate.

In the course of the course, knowledge of the textual content and the methods of philological and cultural-scientific processing of primary sources in Indian languages ​​are acquired in order to obtain the academic qualification.

Focus

The main focus of research in Indology at the Philipps University of Marburg is in the areas of Hindu, Buddhist and Jinist religions, Indian philosophies, Sanskrit and Middle Indian literature (Kāvya), native Indian sciences (Śāstra) and realism.

aims

The “Indology” master’s degree is designed as a “research-oriented” degree that is intended to enable graduates to embark on a scientific and university career, but also to qualify them for all professional fields in which there is a demand for historically and linguistically specialized graduates Graduates from Asian subjects (economics, journalism, libraries, archives and museums, public relations and marketing, education and translation, development cooperation, project coordination, planning staff, international insurance).

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