A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of South Asianists in the UK, constituting a wide range of expertise.
Examples of our recent research include the study of:
- social, historical and anthropological aspects of Joint Forest Management Agreements in India
- socio-historical research on the Indian Uprising of 1857
- sociological and human geographical aspects of secondary schooling in north India
- sociological and anthropological aspects of pharmaceuticals in India and Nepal
- federalism and ethnic conflict management in South Asia
Other cross-disciplinary areas where students are particularly welcome include:
- the historical and contemporary study of religion (Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism) and South Asian societies
- gender, family and population
- nationalism and caste
- the media
- the South Asian diaspora
- contemporary politics and identity
- territorial politics (federalism, regionalism)
- India as a global emerging power
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MS by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0)131 651 3064/5074