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Postgraduate research

We welcome high quality applications to our MPhil/PhD Programme.

The School attracts PhD studentships from a variety of sources, including the ESRC and AHRC. We are also able to offer department-funded Ros Driver studentships to exceptional candidates researching topics in science education.

Our PhD students have access to dedicated study space within the department as well as the facilities of the College. The School offers extensive foundation and advanced methods training, and research students can also draw on social science expertise from across the College via courses offered by the King’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Research applications

Our research centres welcome high quality applications in all relevant areas of research and knowledge exchange. If you are interested in doing an MPhil/PhD with us, take a look at what each of our research centres do and the research interests of the academic staff affilated with them. This will help you find out who works in the area you’re interested in. 

Our three research centres focus on areas ranging from equality and social justice; learning in formal and informal contexts, to language and mind, and social media and digital text. To find out more about what the research centres focus on, please click on the links to the right.

Choosing a supervisor

If you already know which academic staff member you'd like as your MPhil/PhD supervisor, you can contact them before applying. If they confirm that they can supervise you, please note this down when you fill in the application form. 

Don't worry if you’re not clear which member of staff you might want as a supervisor, just fill in the form but leave the name of the supervisor blank. A decision will be made on potential matches when your submitted form is reviewed by the director of your chosen research centre.

Duration Maximum seven years PT.

MPhil/PhD Education Research at King's College, London

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Duration Three years FT, four to seven years PT. Students may start the programme in September or January.

MPhil/PhD Interdisciplinary Policy Research Studies at King's College, London.

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Duration Expected to be: MPhil two years FT, three years PT; PhD three years FT, four-six years PT.

MPhil/PhD Linguistics Research at King's College London, joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore

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