- Current number of academic staff: 10+ (across department).
- Current number of research students: 50 FT and 30 PT.
- Current research projects:
- Merovingian & Carolingian palaeography.
- Digitisation of Medieval Manuscripts.
Our students have gone on to work in academia and the museum sector.
Head of group/division
Professor Julia Crick, Professor of Palaeography & Manuscript Studies
Expected to be: PhD (initial registration for MPhil), three years FT, four to six years PT.
Strand Campus, other University of London institutions.
Year of entry 2013
School of Arts and Humanities
Palaeography and Manuscript Studies (Department of Classics)
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.
No set number.
Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 2736
fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Palaeography, the study of ancient handwriting, is a strong specialist area at King's and the College has appointed a new Chair of Palaeography & Manuscript Studies, who is based in the Department of History. Palaeography is taught in most departments across the School of Arts & Humanities and students wishing to carry out research in Palaeography should approach the relevant department. Current specialists work in areas of study such as Classics, Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, English, French, History (especially medieval history), Spanish and Digital Humanities.
Staff interests associated with the research programme and its research groups
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
All students for MPhil/PhD entry will be expected to have an MA or equivalent. The department in which you will be registered may have other requirements - please see their entries for details.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. 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 graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
Your admissions process will be handled by the department to which you have applied and they will have different admissions requirements, such as submission of written papers with your formal application to study. Please contact the department in which you want to base your study. 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 and Research Committee.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
No information required.
AHRC, Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities scholarships and bursaries, self-funded.
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For those working at interstices of cultural studies, gender theory, critical psychology and sociology, the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries Research (CMCI) provides an exciting and dynamic intellectual environment. Indeed, it was the CMCI's reputation for innovation which first led me to apply to King's College London for my PhD research.
Once installed in the CMCI PhD workroom in the Chesham Building of the Strand campus, I soon came to appreciate the further benefits of working within this institution. Combining academic distinction and public presence, the CMCI houses internationally recognised leaders in the field, who double as interested and engaged research supervisors. My own supervisor, Professor Ros Gill, is an inspiring presence in my academic life.
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