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Our Researchers

Through world-leading and outward-looking research focused on meeting societal need we will make the world a better place.

King's Research Strategy (2017-2022)

Research is core to King's - it's how we channel our creativity to further knowledge and understanding, challenge convention and deliver impact - there are significant benefits in recruiting candidates with advanced degrees.

Our researchers bring a wealth of talent including including significant skills in independent research and analysis, project management, written communication, motivation and reflection and possess unique insight into their area of research.

Whilst many will choose to stay within academia, an increasing number are seeking opportunities in corporates, the public sector and NGOs and charities, posessing existing work experience to bring their own networks.


Our Postgraduate Researchers (PhDs)

King's has one of the largest concentrations of postgraduate researchers of any university in the UK, with over 2,719 working towards a PhD, conducting research over a period of three or four years.

As part of their research they will be expected to write a thesis outlining their results and have access to a range of training and support from the Centre for Doctoral Studies.

 FACULTY PG Researchers
 Arts & Humanities 530
 Business School 92
 Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences 117
 Law 92
 Life Sciences & Medicine 862
 Natural & Mathematical Sciences 410
 Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care 13
 Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 591
 Social Science & Public Policy 661

Updated: 26 September 2019


Our Research Staff


Over 2,000 individuals are employed by King's in academic departments and research centres on 'short-term' research contracts having recently completed their doctoral studies.

These individuals often continue into permanent academic careers but it is also seen as a step towards gaining specialist knowledge and building a relevant portfolio to take into other career paths.


 FACULTY Research Staff
 Arts & Humanities 99
 Business School 12
 Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences 44
 Law 13
 Life Sciences & Medicine 874
 Natural & Mathematical Sciences 119
 Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care 32
 Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 586
 Social Science & Public Policy 169

Updated: 26 September 2019