Core programme content
- Modern India I. Political Power and Social Order in Historical Perspective;
- Modern India II. State, Society, and Economy since 1947;
- Dissertation (10,000 words).
At least 40 credits must be taken from modules within one of the thematic strands outlined below. Modules listed are for illustration only: the precise courses offered will be confirmed each Spring.
- Business and Political Economy
History, Society and Culture
- India in the Global Economy;
- Reforming India's Political Economy;
- Economic Growth and Social Change;
- The Politics of Land in Modern India.
Strategy and Security Studies
- Narrating India's Nations
- India in the World: Anthropological Perspectives on Modern India
- Law, Politics and Social Change in Modern India
- State Power in Postcolonial India
- Music and Empire
- Religion and Politics in South Asia
- Caste, Region and Religion in Modern India
- Contemporary South Asian Women’s Writing
Science and Environment Policy
- Themes in Indian Defence Policy
- Afghan and South Asian Security
- Nuclear India
- India and the Great Powers, 1947-2010
Reporting India. Journalism and Non-Fiction Writing
- Nuclear India
- Science and the State in Modern India
- Health Policy in India
- Development and Environmentalism in the 'South'
- India in the Media: Historical Perspectives
- Making the News in India
- Reporting India
- Urban Policy in a Globalizing World
- The Politics of Indian Cities.
Indicative non-core content
A further 40 credits can also be taken from the list above, but may include a graduate language module (Hindi, Panjabi or Urdu) or 20 credits from MA modules across the Schools of Arts & Humanities and Social Science & Public Policy (full list of options to be confirmed).
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
The programme consists of 180 credits: a 60 credit dissertation, 40 credits of taught compulsory modules, 40 credits within one thematic strand, and 40 credits of optional modules which may include a language module. The core courses are assessed by essays.
Professor Sunil Khilnani (Director, King's India Institute)
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand Campus; some projects may take place on non-campus locations.
The programme aims to prepare graduates for both research and non-academic professional careers: in government, media and publishing, business and the corporate sector, international agencies and NGOS, and policy research.
Year of entry 2013