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King's College London PhD studentships in Engineering

We offer PhDs in Engineering (MPhil/PhD) across seven research themes: Communication & Information Engineering; Computational Engineering; Data-Centric Engineering; Design & Mechatronics; Energy & Power Systems; Manufacturing, Materials & Systems; and Signals & Control.

About the Programme

The Department of Engineering has an international reputation and world-leading research across engineering topics ranging from bioprocessing, robotics, control, communications and signal processing to thermal engineering, energy storage, power grids, electric drives, materials, tribology and fluid dynamics. Our research receives funding from research councils (e.g., EPSRC, BBSRC), industry and charitable organisations.

Much of our department research is multidisciplinary, sitting at the interfaces of engineering with mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, arts and medicine. We also have research that reaches into geography, policy and human behaviour.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding equity and diversity in all our activities, making the department and university an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to study.


How to apply

You should first explore our PhD projects and themes here to identify your potential supervisor.

As we are a rapidly growing department, we strongly suggest you also review information about possible supervisors. You may approach them directly, noting your interest in their research and that you wish to be considered for a scholarship.

You must apply for Engineering (MPhil/PhD) using the King’s College myApplication system.

Further guidelines for our PhD programme and application process are available here.

Queries related to these studentships should be sent to Please also contact this address for advice on funding deadlines.

Funding Notes

The Studentships are funded for up to 3.5 years. Funding includes tuition fees for UK or International students, tax-free stipend set at UKRI rate plus London weighting, as well as an allowance for research-related travel.

Applicants should be aware there may be other costs which will not be covered by the studentship, for example, visa fees, healthcare surcharge, or relocation costs.