1. About the Program
IBC E-Learning MA Program for Buddhist Studies is based on IBC MA Program (36-credits). It is course-based with two options:
Prospective students should note that if they join the MA program but are unable to complete the full MA three years' program for any reason, they would only earn:
* The Postgraduate Certificate after completing the first year (12 credits); and/or
Familiarity with Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism and acquaintance with Buddhist texts or knowledge of the Pali language would be useful.
Fro more general information about the MA Program please refer to: http://ibc.ac.th/en/graduate
2. Entrance Requirements
Applicants should be at least 21 years of age, possessing a BA (BSc) degree or a degree of equivalent standard from a recognized institution. Applicants must have attained a level of proficiency in English language acceptable by International Buddhist College for admission.
3. Course Fees
Admission fee of USD200 is payable upon registration of each student.
The examination for each course are conducted online, and the assignments are submitted to the respective teaching assistants by e-mail.
The comprehensive examination at the end of the three year course is organized by a special appointment, and is to be taken at an authorized venue, such as International Buddhist College, Than Hsiang Temple, a recognized Buddhist center, or the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate in any country. Malaysian students can choose either Than Hsiang Temple in Penang, or Tham Wah Wan Temple in KL.
5. Study Program Plan
The following courses are offered in Semester 1:
C1 - ME6101 Theravāda Buddhism - Core course
The new students who joined the program in Semester 1 are to take C1 and C2. The students who joined the program in the previous semester are also to take C1 and C2, whereas all other students can chose 2 courses from E1 - E4.
The following courses are offered in Semester 2:
C3 - ME6103 History of Indian Buddhism - Core course
The new students who joined the program in Semester 2, as well as the students who were admitted to the program in the previous Semester 1, are to take C3 and any other 1 elective course from the list. The rest of the students can chose 2 elective courses from E6 - E9.
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