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PhD Student life

At King’s, you will have two supervisors, who will both be leading academics. They’ll guide your project work and help you to identify the additional training that you need to make your project a success. It is your project, but they will ensure that you make good progress and help you to refine your research to build clear contributions to knowledge. With their help, we expect you to become an independent researcher, with clear expertise in your field of research. They will also support you to consider your options for publishing your research in academic journals and developing the wider impact of your findings.

If you wish to find out more about supervisors currently taking on PhD students contact

We have a vibrant academic community at King’s Business School and that very much includes our PhD students. I approach PhD supervisions as valuable opportunities to explore areas that I may not be able to pursue in my own research and to develop the next generation of able and inquisitive researchers. I can honestly say that I find PhD supervision to be the most enjoyable aspect of my work as an academic.

Dr Juan Baeza
Senior Lecturer in Health Policy & recipient of a King's College London Supervisory Excellence Award 2018


Our research community

PhD students are a vital part of our research community and are represented on the key research committees in the School. You will find an intellectual home in one of our specialist subject groups, where you’ll discuss cutting-edge research projects undertaken within the School through seminars, workshops and meetings.

The joy of King’s is that you will also have the chance to work with, and learn from, researchers engaged across the wide range of disciplines in the university. If it suits your project, then your second supervisor can even be based in another department, whether political economy, informatics or one of the health schools.

Events and networking

At King’s, we want you to represent us worldwide and therefore we are eager that you communicate your emerging research findings to influential audiences. A key event in our calendar is the Doctoral Research Symposium, where all of our PhD students present their research to peers and professors alike.

You can also apply for £1,500 a year to fund your participation in leading academic events, and many of our students fly internationally to present their work at major research conferences.”