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PhD opportunities

Due to the wide choice of disciplines at SSPP, highlighting the many aspects of social science research, our faculty offers a modern education rooted in King's long-standing research tradition as a one of the oldest universities in the UK.

Anchored in the heart of London, and drawing upon our international links, we continuously attract academics and students from across the world which makes for a cosmopolitan, diverse and international hub of expertise from which our students can gain a global perspective on their area of research. 

Our students can also benefit from a range of worldwide opportunities open to them following on King's and SSPP's many strategic partnerships with leading universities worldwide.

Explore opportunities for postgraduate research in the Faculty 

Duration Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. Normal start date September but students may commence at other times by arrangement.

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

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Duration Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. Normal start date September but students may commence at other times by arrangement.

MPhil/PhD Chinese Studies Research at King's College London, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore

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Duration Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. Normal start date September but students may commence at other times by arrangement.

MPhil/PhD Contemporary India Research from the India Institute at King's College London.

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Duration MPhil two years full-time (four years part-time); PhD three years full-time (six years part-time) with an additional writing-up year if necessary.

MPhil/PhD Defence Studies Research in Defence Studies Department at King's College London

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Duration 3-4 years f/t or 6-7 years p/t

PhD Development Studies with reference to Emerging Economies in International Development Institute at King's College London.

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Duration Maximum seven years PT.

MPhil/PhD Education and Professional Studies at King's College, London

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Duration Expected to be two years FT; three-four years PT for MPhil; three years FT; five years PT for PhD.

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 to be three years FT, six years PT. Most candidates begin the programme in September; January entry may be considered.

MPhil/PhD Gerontology Research at King's College London.

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Duration MPhil: two years FT, four years PT. PhD: three years FT, four-six years PT. Research degree registration normally only allowed in September.

MPhil/PhD Social Science, Health & Medicine Research in the Department for Social Science, Health and Medicine at King's College London.

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Duration Three years FT, four to seven years PT. Students may start the programme in September or January.

MPhil/PhD Interdisciplinary Policy Research Studies at King's College, London.

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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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Duration Expected to be: MPhil two years FT, three years PT; PhD three years FT, four-six years PT.

MPhil/PhD Linguistics Research at King's College London, joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore

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Duration 3-4 years f/t or 6-7 years p/t

Study Leadership Studies with reference to Security & Development PhD, in the African Leadership Centre in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London.

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Duration MPhil: two years full-time, three years part-time. PhD: three years full-time, four to six years part-time. Research degree registration may begin in September or January.

MPhil or PhD Political Economy Research in the Department with Political Economy, with the option of a join PhD with NUS, at King's College London.

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Duration MPhil: two years full-time, three years part-time. PhD: three years full-time, four to six years part-time. Research degree registration may begin in September or January.

MPhil/PhD Contemporary History at King's College London.

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Duration MPhil: 2 years full-time/3 years part-time. PhD: 3 years full-time/4-6 years part-time. Research degree registration may begin in September or January.

MPhil/PhD in Politics Research in Department of Political Economy at King's College London.

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Duration MPhil two years FT, three years PT, PhD three years FT, four to six years PT.

MPhil/PhD Public Policy Research at King's College London.

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Duration Four years FT and eight years PT

PhD in Russian & Eurasian Studies in Russia Institute at King's College London.

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Duration Expected to be: MPhil, two years FT, four years PT; PhD. three years FT, six years PT.

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

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