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Postgraduate Taught programmes

We attract the best and brightest students from across the world and we currently have over 2,400 Postgraduate Taught (PGT) degree students and 500 Postgraduate Research (PGR) degree students from more than 30 different countries.

Our students are at the heart of our teaching effort and all our teaching staff are actively involved in research, which ensures that our taught programmes are informed by the very latest work in the field.

Our teaching and research community includes politicians, business leaders, policy-makers, activists and educators in London, Europe and internationally. 

Postgraduate Taught programmes in SSPP

PGT programmes in SSPP span the breadth of the Faculty's four Schools: 

Make the most of your PGT studies

  • Many of our PGT programmes are flexible and offer several different pathways. This provides our students with the opportunity to tailor their qualification to match their desired future career, whilst also providing the best possible opening to the jobs market. This also provides a solid foundation for future postgraduate research studies.
  • For those interested in continuing their studies, and extending their PGT degree to a PGR degree, King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Programme (LISS-DTP) awards a number of ESRC-funded postgraduate research studentships to support doctoral research and training as a three year PhD (‘+3’) or as a one-year Masters followed by PhD (‘1+3’). 

Student success stories

Omar Safi completed an MA in Intelligence & International Security, in 2012:

'I was attracted to the MA in Intelligence and International Security because it promised to equip students with the substantive knowledge and analytical skills necessary to confront the complex challenges facing the security community. The programme delivered these.

The Department has an outstanding reputation as a graduate training institution and its international, friendly and professional environment creates a virtuous synergy that exposes students to a wealth of experiences and opinions. I valued immensely my experience at King’s. It helped me to assimilate various and important epistemological debates surrounding Intelligence in 21st  century as well as strengthened my analytical skills, continuously exposing me to original intellectual stimulations.'




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