Research course

South Asian Studies

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
PhDMS by research

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MS by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 3064/5074