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Harold Moody PGR Studentship 2024/25.

Subject areas:

Arts, culture and media. Conflict and security. Education management and policy. Geography and the environment. History and classics. Intercalated. International affairs and development. Languages and literature. Philosophy and religion. Policy and society. Politics and economics. Public health.

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Bursary. Bench Fees / Research Training & Support Grant.

Awarding body:

Centre for Doctoral Studies.


United Kingdom.

Studentships to support Black British Students who are eligible for home fees for PhD study in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.

Award details


These studentships are offered by the Centre for Doctoral Studies at King's College London.

The scheme offers full financial support and a  skills development programme.

  • Duration: 4 years Full-time or 7 years Part-time
  • Number of available awards: 4
  • The scheme is currently closed and we hope to be able to reopen the competition soon to support candidates to commence a PhD programme at King's in 2024/25 (February or June 2025 intake).


Award value

The Studentship covers:

  • Tuition fees at home level
  • An annual stipend (living allowance): at the UKRI rate (pro-rata for part-time registration)
  • Research costs: up to £1,000 per annum (pro-rata for part-time registration)


Eligibility criteria

The Harold Moody PGR Studentships are only open to students applying for a PhD at King's College London in either of the following two faculties:

Applicants must be UK-permanent residents who are liable for fees at the home rate and identify as one of the following ethnic groups (as identified by the applicant in the admissions application):

  • Black British; Black or Black British African; Black or Black British Caribbean; Black or Black British other; or Mixed Black.

If you identify as being of Black or Mixed-Black ethnicity, you are warmly invited to apply for one of these studentships.

Please note:

  • Students who have already commenced their doctoral degree at King’s are not eligible.
  • Distance learning programmes are not eligible.
  • MD(Res) programmes and professional doctorate degrees are not eligible.
  • Joint PhD programmes are not eligible.

Application process

The scheme is currently closed and that we hope to be able to reopen the competition soon to support candidates to commence a PhD programme at King's in 2024/25 (February or June 2025 intake). We will update this section once the application process and deadline are confirmed.


For any questions relating to this scheme, please get in touch with the Centre for Doctoral Studies at


Student Testimonial

Sylvie C, PhD

"I'd heard about the reputation of King's from various people. And how it's positioned in regards to first class research is what attracted me to study here.

I chose my postgraduate programme because I was passionate about my research topic. I was disheartened by the lack of diversity and decision making of content coming from the Black community. This PhD will hopefully, help me to challenge monolithic views and provide some evidence that people can use to support the change they want to see.

I would not have been able to do the PhD without this funding. Point, blank period!

When I approached my supervisor she mentioned the Harold Moody funding scheme.

The advice I would give to a prospective student looking to apply for this funding would be, go and put yourself forward. Don't question if you're the right candidate, or let imposter syndrome creep in. Know that you deserve to be here doing your project."


Academic year:


Study mode:

Postgraduate research

Application closing date:

Contact us for details on when to apply