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Key information

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

All students on the doctoral programme are registered for an MPhil in the first instance. At the beginning of the programme you will work with your supervisors to assess your individual training needs. You will use this to develop a personalised training schedule that draws on foundational and advanced courses made available to you through the School, the King’s Centre for Doctoral Studies and the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS-DTP). These courses will hone your academic skills and prepare you for the demands of your specific research project.

After around 12 months (or the part time equivalent), you will demonstrate that you are ready for formal upgrade to the PhD programme. This involves the examination of a substantial document that shows (i) you have identified an original and interesting research problem and (ii) you have the skills and expertise to tackle it within the time available.

You will be supported throughout your PhD by two academic supervisors, who will provide expert advice and guidance on your progress and your project. Your project will culminate in the submission of a thesis of up to 100,000 words in length. Full-time students must submit their thesis within four years of the start of their registration. Part-time students must submit within seven years.

What to expect 

The School recognises that research training is fundamental to any successful PhD and to professional development beyond the doctorate.

In their first year, students undertake a series of short courses relevant to their project which are led and assessed by specialists. Students are also able to take additional courses in their specific areas of interest, drawing on a range of MSc-level modules available through the School. Research students are active participants in frequent school and research group seminars given by external speakers.

King’s Business School is part of the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS-DTP). The LISS-DTP offers a wide range of foundational and advanced research modules which are open to all doctoral students.

In addition, the King’s Centre for Doctoral Studies provides support to doctoral students across the university and runs a variety of training courses and research development opportunities, including courses on careers, academic writing, and project management, to help students fulfil their full potential in their research and beyond.

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £5,550 per year

Part time tuition fees: £2,780 per year

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £20,820 per year

Part time tuition fees: £10,410 per year

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £5,550 per year

Part time tuition fees: £2,780 per year

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £20,820 per year

Part time tuition fees: £10,410 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.

Located in Bush House, in the heart of London, King's Business School is one of the UK’s most prestigious academic centres for the study of management and business with an outstanding reputation for the quality of our research and teaching. It has been ranked top in London for Business & Management studies (The Complete University Guide 2019) and the Business School’s research output is ranked in the UK’s top 10 in Business and Management according the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The School is a member of the innovative, multi-institutional LISS-DTP group (London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership), which draws together doctoral training opportunities at some of London’s top institutions: King’s, Imperial College London and Queen Mary, University of London. Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this partnership offers doctoral students excellent opportunities to develop their research skills and experience and to work as part of an interdisciplinary community of researchers.

Our research is built around a number of strategic research centres and groupings, which conduct both theoretically-driven and applied research. These groups are inclusive and active, encouraging cross-group membership, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration with members of the School and other researchers across the College. In addition, we have strong links with leading scholars from across the world, as well as with researchers and practitioners in private and public sector institutions in the UK and abroad.

Key benefits

International profile: The school has a renowned international profile in our core areas of research. Our academic staff work at the cutting edge of business and management research and make a major contribution to the shaping and development of management theory and practice in the UK and beyond.

Location: King’s Business School is located in Bush House in Central London and is close to the city’s world-leading and vibrant business, political and cultural hubs. Therefore, students at King’s Business School are ideally placed to make the most of what London has to offer, professionally and academically.

Research income: The Business School’s world-leading research attracts a substantial amount of research income, from the UK’s research councils (ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC) as well as from other major funders such as the Leverhulme Trust, EU, CIPD, CIMA, RPSGB and government bodies.

Postgraduate Research environment 

Postgraduate research students are a vital part of the School’s life and community. Doctoral students have access to dedicated workspaces, computing and printing facilities, and receive financial support for conferences and specialised training. Each year we hold a two-day PhD symposium where all doctoral students present their work to the School and receive feedback from peers, supervisors, and other academics. 

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Full time tuition fees: £5,550 per year

Part time tuition fees: £2,780 per year

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £20,820 per year

Part time tuition fees: £10,410 per year

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £5,550 per year

Part time tuition fees: £2,780 per year

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £20,820 per year

Part time tuition fees: £10,410 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.

Located in Bush House, in the heart of London, King's Business School is one of the UK’s most prestigious academic centres for the study of management and business with an outstanding reputation for the quality of our research and teaching. It has been ranked top in London for Business & Management studies (The Complete University Guide 2019) and the Business School’s research output is ranked in the UK’s top 10 in Business and Management according the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The School is a member of the innovative, multi-institutional LISS-DTP group (London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership), which draws together doctoral training opportunities at some of London’s top institutions: King’s, Imperial College London and Queen Mary, University of London. Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this partnership offers doctoral students excellent opportunities to develop their research skills and experience and to work as part of an interdisciplinary community of researchers.

Our research is built around a number of strategic research centres and groupings, which conduct both theoretically-driven and applied research. These groups are inclusive and active, encouraging cross-group membership, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration with members of the School and other researchers across the College. In addition, we have strong links with leading scholars from across the world, as well as with researchers and practitioners in private and public sector institutions in the UK and abroad.

Key benefits

International profile: The school has a renowned international profile in our core areas of research. Our academic staff work at the cutting edge of business and management research and make a major contribution to the shaping and development of management theory and practice in the UK and beyond.

Location: King’s Business School is located in Bush House in Central London and is close to the city’s world-leading and vibrant business, political and cultural hubs. Therefore, students at King’s Business School are ideally placed to make the most of what London has to offer, professionally and academically.

Research income: The Business School’s world-leading research attracts a substantial amount of research income, from the UK’s research councils (ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC) as well as from other major funders such as the Leverhulme Trust, EU, CIPD, CIMA, RPSGB and government bodies.

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Postgraduate research students are a vital part of the School’s life and community. Doctoral students have access to dedicated workspaces, computing and printing facilities, and receive financial support for conferences and specialised training. Each year we hold a two-day PhD symposium where all doctoral students present their work to the School and receive feedback from peers, supervisors, and other academics. 

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Key information

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

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