This course combines teaching in the key tenets of Buddhism, the history of Buddhist art, and the making and conservation of Buddhist art. Taught by a wide range of specialists, it includes a field trip to conservation and management projects in Asia. Teaching is mainly concentrated in 3 11'week terms, but supervision of the dissertation continues during the summer months. Students undertake a dissertation which will consider an aspect of the original techniques, conservation, management, curating, history or use of Buddhist art.
Modules include: Key tenets of Buddhism through its arts; history of Buddhist art; the making and conservation of Buddhist art; regional Buddhism and codicology of Buddhist manuscripts; dissertation.
Course Additional Entry
Students will normally have achieved a good 2.1 Honours degree, considered to be an overall average 65% or above. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in reading and writing).
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