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PhD research

We have one of the largest Graduate Schools of Geography in the UK. Currently, there are approximately 120 students registered in our PhD programmes.

Our students are supported by 40 academic staff and by collaborative supervision with external individuals and organisations in the UK and worldwide, including a series of joint PhD programmes with international partners.

You will also be supported through your affiliation with one (or more) of our research groups, which sponsor seminars and other opportunities for learning and interaction with leading researchers.

Membership of these groups is non-exclusive, and there is considerable collaboration and cross-research group activity. This is particularly the case for research on urban environment, land degradation, natural hazards, and climate and water.

Duration Expected duration: full-time MPhil (two years); part-time (three-four years); full-time PhD (three years); part-time PhD (five years)

MPhil/PhD Research from the Department of Geography at King's College London, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University/Humboldt/National University of Singapore

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Duration Expected duration: full-time MPhil (two years); part-time (three-four years); full-time PhD (three years); part-time PhD (five years)

MPhil/PhD Research from the Department of Geography at King's College London, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University/Humboldt/National University of Singapore

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Apply to study PhD research in Geography

If our Admissions Tutor encourages you to apply, you will need to submit an online application via the application portal 'King's Apply'.

Applying online makes the process easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.

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Why study with us?

Recently released data from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) shows that King’s is equal top in England (with Queen Mary, University of London) for its PhD completion rates. This means 86.8 percent of our full-time PhD starters qualify with a research degree within seven years, against a national average in England of 72.9 percent.

For best results, we suggest you explore our research expertise to ensure your intended project finds an appropriate supervisor.

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