BPC – Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Buddhist Studies


A three year course conducted by the Buddhist & Pali College of Singapore located at Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple). We are affiliated to the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka.

 

Programme TitleBachelor of Arts (BA) in Buddhist Studies
EligibilityCompletion of Diploma in Buddhism or any other exam approved by the Buddhist & Pali University
Class CommencementJanuary each year
Date and TimeSun : 2.00 pm to 5.15 pm
Tue : 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Thu : 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Course LengthThree years
VenueMangala Vihara Buddhist Temple, 3rd Floor
Age groupAbove 18 years of age
FeesFree-of-charge - Course Fees

Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka (in USD only):
GAQ : US$280 (US$30 for Registration + US$250 for Exam Fees)
BA Part 1: US$330 (US$30 for Registration + US$300 for Exam Fees)
BA Part 2: US$330 (US$30 for Registration + US$300 for Exam Fees)

Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple:
S$240 - Maintenance Fees (12 x S$20 per month)
EnquiryEnquire

BPC Administrator, Maureen Aw (9628-2069)
Registration Instruction Upon completion of Diploma in Buddhism
Organized byBPC (Buddhist and Pali College)
Course contentFirst Year - General Arts Qualifying (GAQ)
1. Pre-Buddhist Indian Thought
2. Emergence of Buddhism and Basic Buddhist Teachings
3. Pre-Buddhist Indian Culture
4. Origin of Buddhism and Fundamentals of Culture
5. Introduction to Pali Grammar
6. Pali Prescribed Texts I

Second Year - Bachelor of Arts (BA) Part I
1. Philosophy of Early Buddhist Schools
2. Philosophy of Mahayana Buddhist Schools
3. Buddhist Culture in South Asia
4. The Buddhist Social Institutions
5. Pali Prescribed Texts 2
6. Pali Commentarial Literature

Third Year - Bachelor of Arts (BA) Part 2
1. Buddhist Social Concepts
2. Buddhism and Contemporary Thought
3. Buddhist Culture in East Asia
4. Buddhist Art
5. History of Pali Canonical Literature
6. Pali Language/Analytical Study

Please refer to the course syllabus for details.
ExaminationIn December (first 3 weeks), conducted at College by Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka in Singapore.
RemarksSuccessful candidates are eligible to proceed for the 1-year Master of Arts (MA) in Buddhist Studies