PhD Studentships

Kingston University

Kingston University has established an international reputation for high quality, innovative research – a reputation confirmed by the recent REF2014 results which show that the University has world-leading research across all its five faculties.

Kingston is again seeking to make a substantial investment in new full-time PhD studentships beginning in October 2017 and is looking for students with expertise that matches its areas of research excellence - studentships will be available across the five faculties.

More information on the research areas can be found by following the Faculty link below:

Art, Design and Architecture

Arts and Social Sciences

Business and Law

Health, Social Care and Education

Science, Engineering and Computing

For details about the University’s research, see here

Fee level of sponsorship UK/EU fee only – currently £4121 for 2016/17

International candidates selected for interview would need to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in fees for each year of registration – currently £9179 for 2016/17.

Stipend: £16,296 for 2016/17, likely to increase slightly for 2017/18 but not yet confirmed.

Eligibility: a postgraduate Master’s degree or a first/upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed research programme.

If you are not from an English speaking country or have not studied at a UK university before you will need to provide proof of Internet-based IELTS at a minimum overall score of 6.5 (or equivalent qualification), however there are variances in faculties – please contact the relevant faculty for further details.

Expected start date: October 2017

Duration: 3-years

Deadline for applications: GMT midnight 3rd March 2017

You should assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from the University by 6 weeks after the closing date.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed week beginning 24 April 2017.

How to apply: Please see our website for full details and to download the application form.

Applications should include the following items:

A completed studentship application form (available from our website)

Project Proposal

Copies of your transcripts and/or degree certificates, or transcripts if you have not yet completed the degree (you will be required to provide the originals for verification at a later date)

English language qualification, if applicable (see above)

CV, including publications (if relevant)

References are not required with the application, but will be required for shortlisted applicants and must be provided by the applicant before their interview.

Please ensure that all required documents are submitted together (preferably in one single pdf file), as we are unable to consider incomplete or late applications.

Need more information? 

Full studentship details, including Frequently Asked Questions, are on our website.

Applicants can discuss their research proposal with potential supervisors before submitting – please visit these pages  where you can find information on the University’s staff and their research interests.

For more information about research degree programmes at Kingston University, please see here

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