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Contemporary India (Research) MRes


Course Description

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.

Key benefits

- 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

Course detail

- 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

• History

• 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.

Career prospects

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

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

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

Visit the Contemporary India (Research) MRes page on the King’s College London website for more details!



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(Student Profile)

Ben

4628.png "After studying economics and politics for three years at undergraduate level, my academic interests and intrigue surrounding Brazil led me to Rio de Janeiro, where I spent six months living and working in the country’s largest favela – Rocinha.

Upon return, the MSc at KCL’s Brazil Institute seemed like the ideal course to develop an inter-disciplinary understanding of some of the issues I’d grown so passionate about whilst away in Brazil. The course was what I expected and more. Modules within the department strengthened my knowledge of Brazil, modules outside the department allowed me to build on the economics skills I gained during my BA. The module in Social Science Research Design was particularly useful, as were the many interesting opportunities to engage with academic experts and Brazilianists at KBI lectures and networking events.

I am now working in Advocacy for an International Development NGO called RESULTS UK. I also provide the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brazil, a cross-party group of UK parliamentarians that seek to strengthen ties between Brazil and the UK."


(Scholarship)

Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship at the India Institute, King’s College London - Single Award

Applications are invited for the Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship at the India Institute, King’s College London. The Fellowship provides full financial support to a student on the MRes Contemporary India programme. The Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship supports the Institute’s goals of enhancing the quality of public knowledge and debate in, and about, contemporary India.The MRes Contemporary India is a research-track Master’s degree that imparts advanced training to support a student in producing an original piece of research under expert supervision. Core areas of interest at the King’s India Institute include: Politics, Public Policy and Political Economy; Anthropology and Social Change; History; Cultural Production (including the media); Foreign and Security Policy; History of Science and Technology in India.The Fellowship, worth up to £30,000, will cover the tuition fees of the successful candidate, in addition to providing a stipend to cover living costs over one year for a full-time student (two years for a part-time student). The Fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities. Mid-career professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£30,000

Eligibility

The Fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities. Mid-career professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

For full details of how to apply for the Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship 2013-14 see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/indiainstitute. Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant subject. Professional experience may also be taken into account. Applicants will be required to provide a strong research proposal and a clear statement of how their proposed research will contribute to their field. The deadline for applications is midnight on December 14th 2012

Further Information

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/indiainstitute



Entry Requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent). As an approximate guide, applicants must ordinarily have a minimum of 60% if applying with an undergraduate degree from India, or 57% average if an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences degree from the Universities of Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata or Mumbai, but our website should be checked for the latest details at View Website. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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