Philosophy Research MPhilStud/MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with NUS or Humboldt
King’s was the obvious choice for me, because of its reputation, location, resources, and quality of teaching. I plan on becoming a professional philosopher, so being able to work with some of the top people in my field was as important to me as being able to access high-quality research libraries through the University of London system and being able to attend philosophical conferences, which are regularly hosted in London.
For me, attending King’s ensured that I would not only get excellent training for my future career, but that I would also have easy access to the most important new research in my field. Out of all of my experiences with King’s, my work with my supervisors has been the thing that stands out the most in my mind. While the school supports and enables my research, the supervisors act as my guides. My research is focused on fiction, and at King’s I’m able to work with top researchers like David Papineau
, who routinely shows me new ways to evaluate familiar arguments and encourages me to actively seek out problems with my research and come up with innovative solutions.
I also still work closely with my supervisor from my MA, Mark Textor
, whose detailed advice for my PhD proposal greatly helped me to secure the King’s Alumni Bursary. This has been of great assistance in funding my studies, allowing me to focus purely on my research without worrying about the financial aspects of studying.
Overall, I’ve had a great time studying here. The insightful supervision, the interesting discussions with colleagues both in and out of the classroom, and the inspiring location all make for a truly valuable and engaging study experience.