Enhancing your studies
As a postgraduate student at King’s you will:
be able apply for various types of funding to support your study and development;
be given the chance to meet fellow students and colleagues at King’s and at our partner institutions;
be able to attend social events or events that are relevant to your study.
Modern Language Centre
The Graduate School and the Modern Language Centre offer the opportunity to learn a foreign language while studying for a PhD or master's. You can learn a language either by going to classes or using online learning resources. See the Modern Language Centre's web pages for more information.
King's Learning Institute
The King's Learning Institute offers two programmes for research students - the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, and a Postgraduate diploma. These are invaluable for those who want to become academics or wish to develop teaching skills. See the King's Learning Institute
web pages for more information.
The Researcher Development Programme (RDP)
The Graduate School's RDP is designed to improve research skills, deliver a superior PhD and enhance employment prospects. Courses can also assist entry into an academic career. The programme offers more than 200 opportunities for personal development including courses, e-learning resources, and one-to-one advice sessions. Full details of the RPD can be found on the Graduate School web pages.
The Graduate School at King’s have some funds to support King's postgraduate research students who have been invited to deliver an oral or poster presentation at a conference.
Check the Graduate School Funding database for further details.
Researcher Open Competition
The Graduate School offers travel grants for research students who wish to spend some time working in one of our key partner universities. These include:
University of California, San Francisco
University of North Carolina
Renmin in China
Hong Kong University
National University of Singapore
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jawaharlal Nehru University in India.
The grants allow students to work with some of the best academics in their field, and gain invaluble international experience.
King's is also establishing a range of joint PhDs with our international partner universities, allowing students to spend a period working in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Stuttgart.
Such degrees allow students to have supervisors from more than one country and research culture, giving them international referees for when they apply for jobs.
Find out more on the King's Worldwide pages.
Groups and networks
The Researcher Open Competition offers funds to support developmental activities for early career researchers (including postgraduate research students) at King's.
The funding provides opportunities to enable researchers to develop activities and resources that will deliver study skills, transferable skills and enhanced employability.
As a postgraduate student at King's, you can gain access to various groups, societies and networks. Some are for King’s postgraduates only and others are open to a wider postgraduate audience:
King’s students have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and increase their employability by taking part in internships, programmes and summer schools around the world. Please see our internships pages for more information.
Associateship of King's College London
Our Schools and Departments host a variety of events for prospective and current postgraduate students at King’s as well as for King’s staff.
Events include open days, induction events, drop-in advice sessions and social events. See the Visiting King's pages for further details.
Postgraduate students studying on two or three year programmes are eligible to take the Associateship of King's College (AKC). This optional course, unique to King's, considers aspects of ethics, philosophy and theology, Biblical studies and Christian doctrine.
Lectures in recent years have included:
'God in Western Thought'
'Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies'
‘Religious Experience and Ethics’.
Former Archbishop Tutu and the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks have contributed to the AKC.
For further details visit the AKC pages or contact the Dean's Office.