Imparts training in research methods to understand political, social, economic and technological change in contemporary India. Equips students to produce an original piece of research (30,000-word dissertation). Can serve as an opportunity to develop academic research skills. Opportunity for mid-career professionals to develop applied research focused on particular policy problems or professional themes.
- Imparts advanced training in research methods applied to India.
- Tailored to specific research interests of individual students.
- Interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary India.
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/contemporary-india-research-mres.aspx
- Description -
Our MRes Contemporary India is a one-year full-time (or two years part-time) research track Master's degree that imparts advanced training in research methods applied to India. It can serve as preparation for further academic research towards a PhD, or as an opportunity for mid-career professionals to develop applied research focused on particular policy problems or professional themes.
The research Master's programme is tailored to your specific research interests, but draws on the expertise of the India Institute in multiple disciplines related to contemporary India. You will be able to specialise in one of six pathways:
• Politics and political economy
• Anthropology and social change
• Cultural production in India (including media, literature and the performing arts)
• Foreign and security policy
• Science, technology and policy
The core of the MRes is a stand-alone piece of independent research in the form of a 30,000-word (maximum) dissertation.Your dissertation will be researched and written under expert supervision by members of the King's India Institute.
- Course purpose -
Our programme provides advanced research methods and subject-specific training to prepare you to produce an extended dissertation drawing on original research about contemporary India. Our MRes encourages you to produce work that is at once academically rigorous and potentially practical in its applications.
- Course format and assessment -
You must take a total of 180 credits including a dissertation of up to 30,000 words (120 credits), two core modules (2 x 20 credits) plus one optional module (20 credits). In addition you may take a graduate language module (Hindi or Urdu).
Most 20-credit modules will be assessed by a 4,000-word essay but some will be assessed on class participation and attendance, oral vivas or exams, or a combination of these.
Our programme can serve as preparation for further academic research towards a PhD, or as an opportunity if you're a mid-career professional to develop applied research focused on particular policy problems or professional themes.
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London
is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.
Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc