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PhD research

We offer supervision for PhD research degrees relating to contemporary India and draw on academic expertise in a range of disciplinary departments across King's. Supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other staff at King's. There is also an option of a joint PhD with the National University of Singapore.

MPhil/PhD awards


Qualification(s): MPhil  PhD 
Duration: Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. Normal start date September but students may commence at other times by arrangement.

MPhil/PhD Contemporary India Research from the India Institute at King's College London.

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PhD applications face a soft deadline of the 28 February each year. Completed applications received via King's Apply by this date are screened and shortlisted candidates are interviewed via Skype thereafter. Applications received after this date will be assessed only if spare supervisory capacity remains.

Before submitting your application, read through our staff profiles to determine who is most suited to your research interests, and include this information in your application. You may wish to discuss your proposal with them prior to submitting your application.

While your primary supervisor will be based with us, a second or joint supervisors might be in other departments at King’s.

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Why study with us?

Recently released data from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) shows that King’s is equal top in England (with Queen Mary, University of London) for its PhD completion rates. This means 86.8 percent of our full-time PhD starters qualify with a research degree within seven years, against a national average in England of 72.9 percent.

For best results, we suggest you explore our research expertise to ensure your intended project finds an appropriate supervisor.

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