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Faculty PhD Studentships

Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics

Applications are invited for 3.5-year Faculty Studentships within the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, in the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics at King’s College London, to start in October 2020.

The Studentships are funded for 3.5 years, on a starting bursary at the standard research council rate, which is presently £ £17,009 per annum including London Allowance, and cover the full cost of Home/EU tuition fees (the stipend for 2020/21 is likely to rise with inflation). Income tax is not payable on the stipend.

The Studentships provide an exciting opportunity to study for a PhD in Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Applied and Pure Mathematics, Physics, Robotics and Telecommunications, Statistics at King's College London.

All PhD students are expected to engage with the activities of their department, and we expect that students will also take the opportunity to contribute to their department's teaching, for which payment will be made separately. Contributing as a teaching assistant during a PhD programme can be an interesting and rewarding experience, which will help students develop skills which will be relevant when they look for future roles. Training and mentoring in teaching and learning in higher education will be provided, and the successful applicant will be expected to attend the Faculty’s Preparing to Teach course should they undertake additional teaching duties.


Applicants should have a good first degree in a discipline relevant to their chosen department.

How to apply

Applicants will need to apply as a PhD student within their chosen department for the period of the studentship and must meet the standard PhD entry requirements.

Following this, applicants should send a CV and a brief statement (including their King’s applicant number) to the Department PGR Administrator (see contact details below).

The statement should indicate how the applicant’s skills, past achievements, qualifications, experience and personal qualities make them suited for the studentship.


The deadline for all applications for 2020/21 is 14 May 2020.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Offers may be made to exceptional candidates before the deadline and late applications may be considered if the post has not been filled.


Following the department reviewing the applicant’s CV and Statement, successful applicants will be invited to interview for an assessment of their research potential and the contribution (e.g. teaching) they can make to the activities of the department.

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