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Study at one of the top Philosophy research departments, 6th in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) Power Rankings and 1st for Research Environment and Support. 

86 per cent of our research was valued as being world-leading or internationally excellent so you’ll be undertaking your PhD with real experts in their field.  

  • Our particular areas of expertise include the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind and psychology, philosophy of language and linguistics, metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy.  

  • As a PhD student you can also take advantage of joint PhDs offered with partner universities abroad including Europe, USA and Asia

  • In addition to the PhD, we offer the MPhilStud, a two-year structured research degree incorporating work on specific topics as well as a dissertation.

Explore the courses: 

Qualification(s): MPhilStud 
Duration: Two years FT, three-four years PT

Philosophy MPhilStud Philosophical Studies, Philosophy Research at King's College London.

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

PhD Philosophy Research at King's College London, option of joint PhD with National University of Singapore.

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King's Language Centre courses

As well as offering all King's students a discount on Evening & Saturday Language Courses, King's Language Centre supports the studies of our postgraduate students by offering credit-bearing modules and non credit-bearing modules (PG-only) free of charge.

Learning a language as a postgraduate student will encourage you to develop the ways in which you learn and retain information.

The KLC's postgraduate-only courses focus on reading and speaking skills and revolve around the student's own research.



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