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Key information

Award:
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.

Overview

The units at King’s College London that are participating in the joint PhD are the Brazil Institute and the departments of War Studies and Political Economy. At USP, the departments affiliated to IRI are Law, History, Economics and Political Science.

For the PhD student starting at King’s, access to IRI at USP offers a wealth of courses and expertise. Areas covered include regional economic integration in South America; South Atlantic security issues; and global environmental challenges from a Brazilian perspective. For the PhD starting at USP, our specialists in War Studies, Political Economy, Geography and the Brazil Institute can offer expertise in areas that may not be covered at IRI. We believe that institutionalizing the flow of students between our universities could lead to exciting opportunities for collaborative research.

The programme began at King’s College London in September 2015 and its first students began their studies at USP in August 2016.

King's students will be expected to spend a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 months at USP, pursuing studies outlined in their research proposal.

Course Detail

The units at King’s College London that are participating in the joint PhD are the Brazil Institute and the departments of War Studies and Political Economy. The departments of Geography and History may become part of the programme. At USP, the departments affiliated to IRI are Law, History, Economics and Political Science.

The Brazil 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 with other staff of the College in the departments above. To give you an idea, staff research interests in the Brazil Institute 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.

Applicants accepted at King’s for this joint degree will spend their first year at King’s and then spend at least a year at USP after completing their upgrade examination.

Specific questions can be directed to the Brazil Institute Director Anthony Pereira (anthony.pereira@kcl.ac.uk) or +44 (0)20 7848 2146.

Information is current, but staff members can change.

Head of group/division

Nicholas Pope is the convenor for this programme.

Global Institutes Lead

Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £6,120 per year

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £22,980 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.

Study Environment

King's College London & University of São Paulo

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 allow students go on to become lecturers and research assistants, directors and senior managers of international consultancies, or 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

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £22,980 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.

Study Environment

King's College London & University of São Paulo

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 allow students go on to become lecturers and research assistants, directors and senior managers of international consultancies, or consultants for environmental agencies, governments, charities, research organisations, and NGOs.

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Urbanisation, Rural Development and Social Transformations Research Group

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

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Global (Anti)Corruption Studies Research Group

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

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Key information

Award:
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.

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