European Studies Research




Part Time, Full Time

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


Before applying please consult the department's web pages to determine if we have a suitable research supervisor for your project. Candidates are strongly encouraged to approach potential supervisors informally with a research proposal and full CV before submitting a formal application.


Admission to our research programmes will initially be for the MPhil but we expect students to transfer to the PhD after successfully passing an upgrading examination, which normally takes place after the end of first year of registration for full-time students. Candidates should include two sealed academic references and a research proposal of between 500 and 2,000 words outlining their proposed research project. No application will be considered without these supporting documents.


Candidates will be normally interviewed by two members of the department's staff, one of whom will be the prospective supervisor.


No information required.

AHRC, ESRC Doctoral Training School, Graduate School and Faculty of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries, self-funded. Deadlines for funding from Research Council sources are typically in January for start in September and applicants are strongly advised to check the Graduate Funding Pages for more information at

Closing date
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 for more information.
No set number.
Maughan Library