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MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies

MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 21 months
The MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies is a 21-month, taught master's course, offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA). This course studies this important region, with its rich history and its complex present-day societies, via an intensive language route or a non-language route, culminating in a 30,000-word thesis. Students will receive rigorous training in one of three tailored modules in research methods, and have the option to build in Hindi, Urdu, Old Hindi, Persian or other language training. Students may choose to explore present-day India’s social, economic and political achievements and challenges, and the connections between the country’s democratic and developmental successes and failures, or to range more broadly across the states and societies of the subcontinent over the past five hundred years. Students may pursue any combination of interests, including history, literature, language, religion, economy and interstate relations.