King's College London

Course Introduction

The MA in Contemporary India offers multi-disciplinary training in the study of contemporary India, providing the intellectual tools necessary for analysing India?s current social, political and economic processes, and its global role, while encouraging students to think comparatively through India about the wider world.

Description

The course offers theoretically and methodologically rigorous training in the study of contemporary India. You will develop the historical awareness and critical sophistication required for analysing India?s current social, political and economic issues, and for understanding the country?s role in global political and economic life.

The modules on offer at the India Institute and the School of Global Affairs allow you to explore topics ranging from India?s foreign policy to the creation of new states, from religious violence to India?s democracy, from the economics of corruption to the anthropology of new forms of romantic love, from political criminalisation to the rise of India?s middle class.

You will receive robust training in multi-disciplinary research methods, which may include language training, and will be guided by one of the world-class scholars on our team in trying your hand at independent research. You will be able to experience India first-hand through research and internship opportunities, or take up an India-related internship in the UK.

Course purpose

Our programme provides high-quality postgraduate teaching and research training in the study of contemporary India. The study of contemporary India provides an intellectual laboratory through which to address theoretical and policy questions of global importance. You are encouraged to use the Indian experience to question assumptions within established disciplinary fields and to challenge settled global consensuses, while simultaneously deploying larger perspectives to analyse India in ways that enable them to differentiate between what is universal and what is specific and contingent to the modern Indian experience.

Career prospects

MA in Contemporary India graduates will have a wide range of career options and our graduates have gone on to careers in academia, NGOs, government and international organisations, business, media and publishing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £21,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100