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MRes Contemporary India (Research) MRes

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
17550 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department
India Institute
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
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About this course

  • Imparts training in research methods to understand political, social, economic and technological change in contemporary India.
  • Equips you 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 your specific research interests.
  • Supervised by expert faculty.
  • Interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary India.

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Eligibility Criteria

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 www.kcl.ac.uk/india.

English language requirements:

IELTS: 7.0

TOEFL-IBT:100

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Course Modules

Required Modules

The core of our 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.

Our programme requires you to achieve a total of 180 credits. You must take two taught core modules on:
• Interpreting India (20 credits)
• Applied Research Methods (20 credits)
• Dissertation (120 credits)

In addition, you take one taught Master's module (20 credits) within your chosen pathway that will form the focus of your dissertation. An indicative list of modules offered by the India Institute includes:

Democracy and its Discontents
Law, Politics and Social Change in India
India’s Economy: Structures, Challenges and Policies
India's Political Economy
Religion and Politics in India and Pakistan
India’s Foreign and Security Policy
Science, Technology and Global History
Anthropology of New Economies

Language Training

You will be expected to demonstrate or acquire a suitable level of proficiency in a South Asian language during the course of the MRes. You will be strongly encouraged to undertake language training (either by taking an additional accredited module in Hindi at the Modern Language Centre (MLC), or via additional evening classes in a range of South Asian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Punjabi or Urdu on offer by the MLC.

Law, Politics, And Social Change In India
India's Political Economy
Science, Technology And Global History

Optional Modules

Democracy and its Discontents
Law, Politics and Social Change in India
India’s Economy: Structures, Challenges and Policies
India's Political Economy
Religion and Politics in India and Pakistan
India’s Foreign and Security Policy 
Science, Technology and Global History
Anthropology of New Economies 
Applied Research Methods (multiple faculty)
Interpreting India

Law, Politics, And Social Change In India
Science, Technology And Global History

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How to Apply

Application procedure

All applications should be made through King's online applications system, and all applications will be assessed by an admissions tutor.

Please note that the MRes is listed as a taught programme and not a research degree on MyApplication.

Personal statement and supporting information

You are required to include a one-page personal statement setting out your personal motivation for applying and a two-page research proposal (maximum 800 words, excluding any bibliographical references). In this proposal, you should present an outline of your proposed research project and identify which pathway you are applying to work with. Your proposal should:

  • set out principal research question(s)
  • tell us why the problem is interesting or important
  • refer to relevant academic literature, or policy debates in your professional field
  • describe your proposed methodology for investigating the problem

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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