News archive 2008
King’s major investment in PhDs28 Nov 2008, PR 252/08
The College is offering 50 PhD studentships in the Health Schools, following its success in attracting externally funded awards combined with a major investment of College funds. Awards are mainly available for four years, and include an annual stipend and tuition fees.
The studentship awards will be offered by the College’s interdisciplinary Research Groups and Centres, funded internally by King’s Graduate School (10 awards) and numerous prestigious external sources including the Medical Research Council and Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, and other leading charitable organisations and industrial sponsors.
The 50 awards will span all divisions in the Health Schools across Biomedical and Health Sciences, Medicine, the Dental Institute and Nursing & Midwifery.
Professor Robert Lechler, Vice-Principal (Health) at King’s comments: ‘The award of more than 50 fully funded PhD studentships across the Health Schools reflects the ongoing success of King’s in attracting prestigious research council, charity and other externally funded awards, together with the commitment of our Graduate School which is funding 10 studentships.
‘We have experienced substantial growth in research activity, providing our students with a stimulating research environment which is underpinned by an excellent supervisory and training programme.’
King’s is the most successful university in the country for PhD completion rates (HEFCE, 2007). The Health Schools also runs a innovative Researcher Development Programme enabling students to gain highly valued skills for careers in business, government, academia and the healthcare professions.
To find out more about how to apply for studentship at King’s please visit: www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/health/studentships
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher 2008) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has 19,700 students from more than 150 countries, and 5,400 employees. King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of approximately £450 million. An investment £500 million has been made in the redevelopment of its estate.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres, a total unsurpassed by any other university.
Kate Moore, Public Relations Officer (Health Schools)
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