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PhD research

We offer supervision for PhD research degrees relating to Brazil, as well as academic expertise from a range of disciplinary departments across King's.

Supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other staff at King's. There is also an option of a joint PhD with another university.  

PhD awards

Qualification(s): PhD 
Duration: Expected to be PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. Normal start date September but students may commence at other times by arrangement.

PhD Brazilian Studies Research from the Brazil Institute at King's College London.

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Qualification(s): PhD 
Duration: Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT.

Study PhD International Relations in the Brazil Institute at King's College London and the University of São Paulo.

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Apply to study PhD research with us

Before submitting your application, read through our staff profiles to determine who is most suited to your research interests, and include this information in your application. We encourage you to email us with your draft proposal and CV, along with any questions you may have.

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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