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Key information

Award:
MPhil
PhD
Study mode:
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Strand Campus
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.

Overview

The Brazil Institute offers supervision for MPhil/PhD research degrees relating to Brazil and draws on academic expertise in a range of disciplinary departments across the College. Supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other staff of the College. Some details about the members of staff in the Brazil Institute can be found below in the course detail section.

Current number of academic staff: 4 (plus a visiting professor and associates in a number of other departments).

Current number of research students: 4.

Recent publications:

  • The effects of participatory budgeting on municipal expenditures and infant mortality in Brazil
  • Sugar and modernity in Latin America
  • The embodied state: governmentality in a Brazilian favela
  • Ditadura e Repressão [Dictatorship and Repression]
  • Brazil’s Truth Commission: progress or perdition?

Current research projects:

  • Representations of violence in Brazilian literature
  • The geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalization
  • Relations between Britain and Brazil: from independence to the present day
  • Border conflicts between Ceará and Piauí
  • Patrimonialism and the Brazilian state

Partner organisations:

  • The Institute is closely involved in the College’s key partnership with the University of São Paulo, as well as a number of other institutional and departmental partnerships in Brazil, with the possibility of research exchanges for postgraduate students.

Course Detail 

The King’s Brazil Institute offers a unique and exciting environment for the in-depth study of Brazil. The Institute is able to draw on academic expertise in a range of disciplinary departments across the College, and supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other staff of the College. Staff research interests include the following:

Professor Anthony Pereira:

Comparative politics; democracy and authoritarianism; political regimes and regime change; military rule; social movements; citizenship and human rights; new institutions of accountability in Brazilian public security; Brazil's political, economic, and social transformation in the 20th and early 21st century.

Dr Jeffrey Garmany:

Brazil in the twenty-first century; the geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalisation; emergent forms of civil association relative to state-based rule; the relationships between drugs, violence, and death in contemporary urban space; governance in favelas; globalisation; the environment.

Dr Sónia Gonçalves:
Her main research interests are in the fields of development economics and political economy. She has worked on research projects that analyse the links between public service delivery and participatory democracy in Brazil, as well as between media and political accountability.

Dr Vinicius De Carvalho:
Brazil in peace keeping operations; internal stabilization policies; literature and violence in Brazil; Brazilian music; Brazilian religions; the epistemology of Brazilian Studies.

Information is current, but staff members can change.

Head of group/division

Nick is the convenor of the PhD Brazilian Research programme.

Global Institutes Lead

Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £6,120 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,060 per year

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £22,980 per year

Part time tuition fees: £11,490 per year

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £6,540 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,270 per year

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £24,360 per year

Part time tuition fees: £12,180 per year

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Course study environment

The university libraries, the British Library and the diverse cultural venues of London make the city a resource centre for Brazilian Studies which is unparalleled in Europe.

Postgraduate training

We offer a research seminar series and students can attend MSc lectures, subject to the agreement of the relevant teacher. Students can also participate in the induction and training programmes offered by the College.

Career prospects

While many graduates may go on to a university-based academic career, others may pursue careers in both the public and private sector.

Student destinations

This programme could lead to students becoming lecturers and research assistants, directors and senior managers of international consultancies, consultants for environmental agencies, governments, charities, research organisations, and NGOs.

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UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £6,120 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,060 per year

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £22,980 per year

Part time tuition fees: £11,490 per year

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £6,540 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,270 per year

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £24,360 per year

Part time tuition fees: £12,180 per year

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Course study environment

The university libraries, the British Library and the diverse cultural venues of London make the city a resource centre for Brazilian Studies which is unparalleled in Europe.

Postgraduate training

We offer a research seminar series and students can attend MSc lectures, subject to the agreement of the relevant teacher. Students can also participate in the induction and training programmes offered by the College.

Career prospects

While many graduates may go on to a university-based academic career, others may pursue careers in both the public and private sector.

Student destinations

This programme could lead to students becoming lecturers and research assistants, directors and senior managers of international consultancies, consultants for environmental agencies, governments, charities, research organisations, and NGOs.

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Urbanisation
Urbanisation, Rural Development and Social Transformations Research Group

A research group examining urban-rural development and its effect on the developing world.

GACS Research Group Picture
Global (Anti)Corruption Studies Research Group

A research group examining corruption and anticorruption in the Global South.

Mozambique Indian Ocean
Cities, Climate, and Capital in the Greater Indian Ocean World

A research group examining cities, climate, and capital in the Greater Indian Ocean world.

Bolsonaro Yellow Background
Authoritarianism and populism research group

Examining the rise and effects of authoritarianism and populism.

Indo-pacific reefs
Indo-Pacific research group

We research the geo-strategy of the Indo-Pacific and its relationship with other states.

Key information

Award:
MPhil
PhD
Study mode:
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Strand Campus
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.

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