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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

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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Inlaks-King's India Institute Studentship 2022

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and the King's India Institute welcome applications for the Inlaks-King's India Institute Studentship 2022.

Application deadline: 7 September 2022 at 12 noon BST (4.30pm IST)

Short-listing announcement: September 2022

Final interviews: September/October 2022

 

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Apply to study PhD research with us

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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