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Key information

Award:
MPhil
PhD
Study mode:
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Guy’s Campus

Excellent facilities, cutting edge technology and international collaborations underpin our research which focuses on four key areas:

These research centres, currently comprising 30 research groups, offer PhD projects all year-round.

You can browse current opportunities at the link below. When you find a project of interest, your first step is to contact the first supervisor named in the project description by email to discuss, before submitting an application via this page.

Browse current PhD opportunities in our research Centres

 

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

  • £6,120 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £6,120 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £3,060 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £3,060 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

  • £26,640 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £51,540 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £13,320 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £25,725 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

  • £6,540 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £6,540 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £3,270 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £3,270 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

  • £28,260 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £54,660 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £14,130 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £27,330 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

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

A small number of studentships for specific named projects, funded by external agencies such as the Research Councils and charitable bodies, or directly by the faculty, are usually available (see 'Application procedure' section on this page for details). The studentships usually provide for a stipend and the payment of tuition fees at the UK rate.

Please also search our funding database for information on funding opportunities available to students on postgraduate research courses at King's which you may be eligible to apply to.

Other than these opportunities, applicants will be expected to be self-funded through a personal scholarship or through private means.

Base campus

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Course study environment

All research students are appointed two supervisors at registration to guide them through their research project. Students belong to one of three research Centres which provides interaction with academic staff and other students in the same discipline. The research Centres organise seminars and journal clubs and student participation is expected. The students organise their own science club and are in charge of their own postgraduate room. The research atmosphere is friendly, encouraging and positive, and the success rate is high. All students are allocated a Postgraduate Coordinator (PGC) in addition to the two supervisors. The PGC will provide additional support and will review the student's progress in accordance with the timetable for full-time or part-time students.

Postgraduate training

The Centre for Doctoral Studies has a range of courses available for the development of a research student.

The faculty runs an annual Postgraduate Research Day which second and third year students are required to attend to present their research .

Contact for information

Please contact the supervisor or Centre head for your chosen area of study. Research groups information can be found here.

For general information regarding postgraduate research projects in the faculty, please contact Dr Cynthia Andoniadou, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research Studies at cynthia.andoniadou@kcl.ac.uk, or Emily Helder, Research and PhD Programme Administrator, at emily.helder@kcl.ac.uk.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

International Foundation 

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Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology

Our research goes beyond the mouth. If we understand how the entire face and head forms, we can repair damage and regenerate cells. If we unravel the causes of diseases, we can treat patients successfully. If we solve these problems, our discoveries will improve health worldwide.

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Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions

Millions of microorganisms live in and on our bodies forming microbiomes on different surfaces. Researchers in the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions study our relationship with these bacteria and fungi in health or in oral and systemic diseases such as periodontitis, candidiasis, oral cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Centre for Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences

From toothwear to oral pathology, from facial reconstruction to oral surgery, there's one thing that all our research shares: an underlying desire to make a difference to patients and bring benefits to society. We’re particularly strong in prosthodontics and endodontics research, and our work in this field feeds into our postgraduate programmes.

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Centre for Dental Education

Our curriculum is developed and taught alongside our internationally renowned researchers. We have an academic education pathway which recognises the importance of research in education and its role in developing curriculums. Science is embedded all the way through the curriculum, and students are taught by leading research academics.

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

  • £6,120 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £6,120 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £3,060 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £3,060 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

  • £26,640 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £51,540 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £13,320 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £25,725 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

  • £6,540 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £6,540 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £3,270 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £3,270 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

  • £28,260 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £54,660 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

  • £14,130 per year (MPhil/PhD)
  • £27,330 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

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

A small number of studentships for specific named projects, funded by external agencies such as the Research Councils and charitable bodies, or directly by the faculty, are usually available (see 'Application procedure' section on this page for details). The studentships usually provide for a stipend and the payment of tuition fees at the UK rate.

Please also search our funding database for information on funding opportunities available to students on postgraduate research courses at King's which you may be eligible to apply to.

Other than these opportunities, applicants will be expected to be self-funded through a personal scholarship or through private means.

Base campus

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Course study environment

All research students are appointed two supervisors at registration to guide them through their research project. Students belong to one of three research Centres which provides interaction with academic staff and other students in the same discipline. The research Centres organise seminars and journal clubs and student participation is expected. The students organise their own science club and are in charge of their own postgraduate room. The research atmosphere is friendly, encouraging and positive, and the success rate is high. All students are allocated a Postgraduate Coordinator (PGC) in addition to the two supervisors. The PGC will provide additional support and will review the student's progress in accordance with the timetable for full-time or part-time students.

Postgraduate training

The Centre for Doctoral Studies has a range of courses available for the development of a research student.

The faculty runs an annual Postgraduate Research Day which second and third year students are required to attend to present their research .

Contact for information

Please contact the supervisor or Centre head for your chosen area of study. Research groups information can be found here.

For general information regarding postgraduate research projects in the faculty, please contact Dr Cynthia Andoniadou, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research Studies at cynthia.andoniadou@kcl.ac.uk, or Emily Helder, Research and PhD Programme Administrator, at emily.helder@kcl.ac.uk.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

International Foundation 

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Well-defined gels
Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology

Our research goes beyond the mouth. If we understand how the entire face and head forms, we can repair damage and regenerate cells. If we unravel the causes of diseases, we can treat patients successfully. If we solve these problems, our discoveries will improve health worldwide.

pg23-pg-aq-fodocs-gut-microbiome
Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions

Millions of microorganisms live in and on our bodies forming microbiomes on different surfaces. Researchers in the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions study our relationship with these bacteria and fungi in health or in oral and systemic diseases such as periodontitis, candidiasis, oral cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

1800x500 dentistry_video_hero
Centre for Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences

From toothwear to oral pathology, from facial reconstruction to oral surgery, there's one thing that all our research shares: an underlying desire to make a difference to patients and bring benefits to society. We’re particularly strong in prosthodontics and endodontics research, and our work in this field feeds into our postgraduate programmes.

hapticworkstation
Centre for Dental Education

Our curriculum is developed and taught alongside our internationally renowned researchers. We have an academic education pathway which recognises the importance of research in education and its role in developing curriculums. Science is embedded all the way through the curriculum, and students are taught by leading research academics.

Key information

Award:
MPhil
PhD
Study mode:
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Guy’s Campus

Contact us

For general information, please contact Dr Cynthia Andoniadou, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research Studies, or Emily Helder, Research and PhD Programme Administrator. You can also contact the Supervisor or Centre Head for your chosen area of study using the link below.

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