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Our staff are nationally and internationally renowned in a variety of areas in Engineering.

The research in the Department of Engineering is focused both on discovery and applied research, leveraging the synergies between conventional engineering and leading-edge technologies to solve the problems of today and those we will face tomorrow. Our research supports global challenges and national prosperity, helping to make a better world and to improve people's lives.

We work in partnership with our colleagues at King's and other universities across the country and the world. Our collaborations are wide-ranging from arts and humanities, law, healthcare, social sciences as well as policy makers, cultural partners and industry.

We bring a diversity of perspectives and a variety of skills together in six themes:

Funding and Support

We have a number of different scholarships every year, for both home and international students. In all cases, we encourage students to apply as early as possible, and to liaise with their selected supervisor prior to application.  Funding opporunities include:

  • Department level scholarships available to all applicants. The number will vary every year, and they will be allocated centrally with equal opporunities for all.

  • Faculty studentships: The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences offers funding in the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics. The Studentship is funded for 3.5 years, with a bursary starting at the standard research council rate, and which will cover the full cost of Home/EU tuition fees. 

  • Supervisors' scholarships, based on research projecrs or other means, that are advertised on the FindAPhD platform.Eligibility criteria may vary, and applicants should liaise with the supervisor before submitting their application.

  • King's-China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship programme (K-CSC) is open to students from China.  Details of this programme can be found on our website.

  • There are a number of other King's wide funding schemes in operation, details of which, along with eligbility criteria can be found on our website.

  • Additional (partial) fundings are available through teaching in the department, and collabotrating on research projects. These cases could only be discussed and agreed with your potential supervisor.

Engineering PhD

Duration PhD: three years full-time, four to six years part-time.
PhD Enineering Research at King's College London.

Duration Full time: 3-4 years, Part time: 4-6 years

Study Engineering PhD at King's College London

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