Research course

Contemporary India Research

King's College London · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

  • A Master's degree is usually required.
  • In exceptional circumstances only, a Bachelor's degree with first class or high 2:1 honours will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The King’s India Institute offers a unique and exciting environment for the in-depth study of India. Promoting an inter-disciplinary understanding of India in a comparative global context, the Institute coordinates and develops India-related research capabilities. Students can draw on academic expertise in a range of disciplines, and supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other faculty within the College.

The India Institute offers a lively and thought-provoking programme of seminars, workshops and colloquia, all of which encourage interaction between graduate students, research staff and a wider audience. Together with the Institute's core staff and associate faculty across various departments at King's, PhD students add to the multi-disciplinary and vibrant intellectual atmosphere of the Institute. The Institute also regularly hosts internationally renowned visiting fellows who add an important dimension to our stimulating academic environment.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
36 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Sunil Mitra Kumar
+44 (0) 20 7848 2736