PhD research in South Asian Studies at Edinburgh is managed from within the Graduate School of Social & Political Science, which brings together Sociology, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Policy and Social Work. For research in South Asian Studies, PhD and MSc supervisors can also be found in other subject areas, especially History, Religious Studies, Asian Studies and Geosciences.
Edinburgh South Asian Studies is one of the UKs leading centres of excellence and is the largest such Centre outside London. For social sciences, it offers a wider range of expertise than anywhere else in the UK and is a leader within Europe.
We are deeply committed to our students at all levels, and to investigating the social world cross-culturally as well as within Scotland and the UK generally. We have a large, vibrant, intellectually stimulating and international community of postgraduate students from the UK, Europe, the Nordic countries, North America, Asia and Africa. Our PhD researchers work on a broad range of theoretical, methodological and substantive topics.
Undertaken full-time over three years, or part-time over six years, the PhD in South Asian Studies is a research degree in which people explore in depth a piece of theoretical, and/or methodological, and/or substantive, research on a topic of their choice.
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