To apply for most of our postgraduate programmes at King's you will need to complete our postgraduate online application form. A minority of programmes have a different application procedure which will be outlined below. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the postgraduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online postgraduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
If you have already applied to King's through our online application form you can check the status of your application by logging into myApplication myApplication
You are encouraged to contact us before applying to discuss your proposed research project. We will need to be sure that your research proposal will make a significant contribution to scholarship and that it can be completed to PhD level within three years (or part-time equivalent). We will also need to feel that we can offer sufficiently expert supervision to give you the very best support that you can find anywhere. Admission to our research programmes will initially be for the MPhil but we expect students to transfer to the PhD after an appropriate period, by agreement with their supervisor and the Departmental Postgraduate Admissions and Research Committee.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
We require a Research Proposal (around 1,000 words) and a Personal Statement giving your reasons for applying and achievements to date. Applications should be accompanied by a sample of appropriate and recent work.
Please note that there are different application procedures for Musicology and Composition:
- Applicants for Musicology should upload a Master's dissertation (if available) or two or three recent essays to the Admissions Portal. Your work should engage with the existing scholarly literature (so essays that are purely descriptive or technical are unlikely to be appropriate).
- Applicants in Composition should send a portfolio of recent scores (in hard copy), accompanied by recordings of the works if available, by post to this address:
c/o Programme Administrator
King�s College Strand,
Note, please send only your portfolio of scores to this address; all other documents (transcripts, references, research proposal, etc.) should be sent electronically via the application portal.
AHRC, scholarships, self-funding. Various Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships.
July 1st, though late applications may be considered. Students interested in applying to funding should be aware that deadlines for this differ and may be earlier, therefore applicants should view the Graduate Funding Pages at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/index.aspx
for more information.
8 FT, 6 PT approximately.