History Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with HKU/NUS
As someone researching medieval London, having the opportunity to study at King’s is ideal. The fact that my supervisor is a giant in his field, and the department is so highly rated just add to the allure of being based here.
As a postgraduate at King’s though, one’s horizons are far broader than just life at the college itself. For me as a historian, I am able to take advantage of the wonderful Institute of Historical Research
, situated a short walk from the College. I have the National Archives, along with many smaller collections on my doorstep. The British Library
with its overwhelming collections is also close by. All of these, whilst being independent of King’s, are actually an integral part of the research experience one has at the College.
And the opportunities at King’s themselves are fantastic, going far beyond just the language and skills classes offered elsewhere, which of course are all promoted at King’s. Where else for example are medieval history MA and PhD students encouraged to take part in the annual Latin play
? A chance to develop the language skills one needs as a medievalist, in a creative environment, which not only builds one’s own confidence, but also a camaraderie amongst fellow students.
I was a mature undergraduate student, so as a postgraduate, I suppose I am even more mature! I have always felt as much a part of student life here as anyone. With a family to support as well as research to carry out, I probably would not be able to research, and indeed teach full-time, without having the funding support
I have from the college.