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Visiting researchers

The Dickson Poon School of Law welcomes visiting academics from other universities to share in and contribute to the research culture of the School. Visitors typically stay for around three to six months and will have access to the university’s library and online resources and will be offered hot-desking space within Somerset House. More senior visitors will be provided with office space in Somerset House. Visitors to the School will be self-funding or funded by their home institution.

Visiting Researchers are likely to be academics at an international institution and will have an excellent academic background. They will have a viable programme of research for which study in London is necessary and will be willing to contribute to the School research culture by delivering a School research seminar. They must be 'sponsored' by a member of School staff who will personally support the application and will support the visitor whilst at King's.

Students 8 800 x 430

Visiting Researcher application process 

The Dickson Poon School of law offer a Virtual Visiting Researcher Programme which covers all areas of the standard programme, including access to electronic library resources. Please apply to the scheme as set out below and specify your interest in the Virtual Visiting Researcher Programme.

Applications from prospective Visiting Researchers are accepted on a rolling basis and need to be received at least three months before the intended dates of visit.
Visitors from outside of the UK for an in-person visit must apply at least 6 months in advance.

Prospective Visiting Researchers are asked to apply with: 

  • a short CV (two to three pages) 
  • a clear, well-developed research proposal which makes it clear why the applicant needs to undertake research in London and with King's College.
  • a covering letter which states how long the applicant would like to visit the School for and who their proposed sponsor is. 

At the same time, their sponsor must write a letter of support. Therefore, the prospective Visiting Researcher should have contacted their intended sponsor prior to application. Complete applications will then be considered by the School Research Committee. 

Applications and letters of support should be sent to: 

School Research Team: