United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

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.

Key benefits:

  • At the India Institute you will be part of the only British research centre dedicated solely to the study of India.
  • The School of Global Affairs is offering one Master's Award of

Who should take this course

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.



Course content

Required Modules

  • The Making of Contemporary India: Political Power and Social Order in Historical Perspective (20 credits)
  • Contemporary India: State, Society & Economy since 1947 (20 credits)
  • Contemporary India Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

You will also take 40 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Indian Democracy (20 credits)
  • Crime, Violence & the State in India (20 credits)
  • India in Global Politics (20 credits)
  • Indian History & Political Theory (20 credits)
  • The Anthropology of India (20 credits)
  • India's Political Economy (20 credits)
  • Religion & Politics in India & Pakistan (20 credits)
  • The economics of corruption (20 credits)
  • A range of modules offered by the School of Global Affairs
  • Language modules (including Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Panjabi or Gujarati) offered by the Modern Language Centre at Kings, which can be taken for additional credit (20 credits)


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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