PhD Studentships in Faculty of Natural, Mathematics & Engineering Sciences

Kings College London PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university with a distinguished history of delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. We are offering funded studentships in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences to study a PhD in one of our departments, including Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics. The PhDs are offered in the fields of Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied and Pure Mathematics , Physics, and Statistics.

Our dynamic community of postgraduate students engage in interdisciplinary research across the faculty and its research centres and are supported by supervisors who are internationally renowned experts in their field. The NMES Graduate School provides information about our PhDs, Centres for Doctorial Training and Research Centres, and offers the opportunity to discover the research being conducted in the Faculty. The Graduate School also delivers a training and event programme for PGR (Postgraduate Research) students enabling them to upskill in key areas and get to know fellow students as part of this dynamic and creative research community.

The NMES Graduate School is holding two virtual open events for prospective postgraduate research students on 16 and 23 November 2023. The first session will involve a short introductory presentation delivered by the Graduate School Director, Professor Rivka Isaacson, followed by an overview of the Faculty's research activities and funding opportunities available to both home and overseas students. The second session is designed to give you an overview of the application process and provide you with some hints and tips on how to draft a research proposal and complete your application to your chosen department.

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Funded Studentships

Applications are invited for Faculty Studentships, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships, and Science and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC) Studentships in the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics at King’s College London, to start in the 2024/25 academic year.

The Studentships are funded for 3/3.5/4 years depending on the project to cover the full cost of home or international tuition fees, there are also a limited number of international fee waivers for EPSRC or STFC Studentships available, plus a stipend bursary of £20,622 per annum, including London Allowance (the stipend bursary will rise each year to reflect the standard research council rates).

At King’s and within the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, we welcome all applicants and are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The University and the Faculty are committed to Athena Swan Awards, King’s Race Equality Charter engagement, our participation in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, and support for those with disabilities.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should refer to their chosen PhD department’s entry requirements.

How to apply

Candidates must apply via King’s Apply online application system. Details are available at How to apply - King's College London (kcl.ac.uk).

Please indicate your desired supervisor and quote the research group if appropriate e.g. [[group name]] in your application and all correspondence. Also please provide the requested application documents as detailed by the department you are applying too.

Application Process

The application process will involve a pre-selection on application documents if selected applicants will be invited to an interview. If successful at the interview, an offer will be provided with a deadline to accept or decline the PhD offer.

Application Deadline

Please refer to the Department you are applying to for PhD application deadlines.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for the university three entry points October, February, and June.

For further information please follow the below links to our department websites and get in touch via the below contacts:

Department Contact address
Department of Chemistry chemistry-pgr@kcl.ac.uk
Department of Engineering pgr-engineering@kcl.ac.uk
Department of Informatics informatics-pgr@kcl.ac.uk
Department of Mathematics mathematics-pgr@kcl.ac.uk
Department of Physics physics-pgr@kcl.ac.uk