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King's is one of the top 20 leading institutions worldwide (2014 QS World University Rankings). The 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed the world-class standard of research undertaken in the School of Arts & Humanities and its leading international reputation. King's is ranked 1st in the UK for Politics and International Studies according to the framework.
The Department of European & International Studies has received funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the European Research Council and from the EU Framework Programme 7.The contributing departments receive research income from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy and other institutions.
Who should take this course
A master's degree with Merit and a 2.1 honours degree at the bachelor's level
It is not essential to have taken courses in this field at postgraduate level but we advise students to consider taking our MA or a similar course elsewhere before undertaking research.
The Department of European & International Studies at King's is host to a cluster of internationally recognized specialists in International Political Economy. Their research interests include European political economy; the political economy of finance and crisis, East Asia, energy and migration. Applications are invited for the PhD in International Political Economy to work with and under the supervision of these scholars.
Course study environment:
Every research student is assigned a primary and secondary supervisor. Their progress is monitored through regular meetings of a review panel. European & International Studies mounts regular research seminars and occasional conferences with invited outside speakers. In addition, the European & International Studies Research Students' Workshop allows research students to report on their work in progress and receive feedback from staff members and fellow students.
The Faculty of Arts & Humanities runs a compulsory research training course for all new MPhil/PhD students. Additional research training, where necessary, is agreed between the students and supervisors.
International Tuition Fees 2019/20:
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King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
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