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King's College London

King's College London is recognised for the global influence of its research and innovation, ranked 31st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). Its high-quality research creates the perfect environment for students to develop their passion with some of the best academic minds in the world. PhD completion rates at King's are among the highest in the country and, with the Centre for Doctoral Studies, students can be sure to receive the best support to ensure success.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

13,343 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 62%
  • Part Time 38%

Domicile

  • UK 62%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 28%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Politics 190 1240 1430
Psychology 345 980 1325
Nursing 45 1160 1205
Medicine 510 615 1130
Law 50 905 955
Education 50 890 940
Other 65 595 660
Accounting & Finance 0 470 470
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 95 370 465
Dentistry 90 310 400
Anatomy & Physiology 90 285 375
Geography & Environmental Science 60 255 320
Librarianship & Information Management 15 300 315
History 75 180 255
Economics 30 225 255
Business & Management Studies 55 200 255
English 70 155 225
Mathematics 60 160 220
Marketing 0 190 190
Social Policy 20 175 190
Communication & Media Studies 55 130 185
Computer Science 65 110 170
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 50 90 135
Theology & Religious Studies 55 50 105
Biological Sciences 65 35 100
Physics & Astronomy 65 35 100
Philosophy 35 65 100
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 95 95
Physiotherapy 0 95 95
Linguistics 10 75 80
Medical Technology 0 75 75
Classics & Ancient History 40 35 75
East & South Asian Studies 30 40 70
Food Science 0 60 60
Music 30 25 55
Forensic Science 0 45 45
Mechanical Engineering 0 35 35
Chemistry 35 0 35
Russian & East European Languages 5 20 25
Sociology 0 25 25
French 15 10 25
Iberian Languages 15 5 20
German 15 0 15
Archaeology 0 15 15
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 10 10
American Studies 5 5 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,900
Mixed -
Laboratory 9,900
Clinical 11,550
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • King's offers a wide range of funding opportunities for taught programmes and research degrees throughout the year for home students. Please refer to the university website's postgraduate funding database.
  • The Centre for Doctoral Studies helps students interested in postgraduate research secure funding by providing advice and administering a range of funding opportunities, scholarships, and studentships. Funding opportunities can include fully-funded scholarships, one-off awards or grants, projects or programmes funded by a Research Council or other major funding body, and scholarships aimed at students from specific countries.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All postgraduate full-time offer holders are guaranteed to be offered a place in one of the King's residences, as long as they apply before the deadline as outlined on the King's Residences website.