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
PhD applicants are normally registered MPhil/PhD initially, but are expected to transfer to the PhD after the first year if their work is satisfactory.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
In addition to the basic personal information requested by the form, you will need to provide:
1) Evidence of your past academic qualifications, where available
2) Contact details for two academic referees
3) One or more pieces of written work totaling around 3,000 words: This should be attached to the section called "Research Proposal" on the form. Ideally, it should be a philosophical essay; try to choose something that demonstrates that you have an aptitude for philosophical study, such as an ability to handle abstract concepts, construct and evaluate an argument, and so on.
4) Personal statement: you can use this to describe your philosophical interests, explain why you wish to study at King's in particular, and add any additional information that you feel might support your application
5) Research proposal: an outline of your proposed research project. We recognise that this will be provisional at this stage - indeed, we expect your project to develop as you study at King's - but nevertheless we request that you give some indication of your proposed research questions, how they are situated in the existing literature, and so on. You are welcome to approach a member of our academic staff to discuss this in advance of submitting your application if you wish, but you are not required to do so.
British and EU nationals can apply for AHRC studentships and Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries. Departmental scholarships: Sorabji Graduate Bursary Fund - maximum £2,000 (open to all students); Susan Stebbing Graduate Award - maximum £2,000 (open to female students only). Overseas students are eligible to apply for certain schemes run by the Graduate School.
None. 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.
MPhilStud 14 FT, 2 PT; PhD 18 FT, 2 PT.