We usually require a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree, a Masters degree with at least a high Merit (or overseas equivalents) in a subject appropriate to the research area.
Applicants should provide evidence of capacity to work at distinction level, and a piece of independently produced academic work (e.g. a Master’s essay/dissertation or published or unpublished paper) that has been assessed by the supervisor and admissions tutor as showing potential for doctoral level work.
An approved professional qualification and extensive practical experience in the relevant field may be taken into account when evaluating an application.
Those applying for the joint degree are encouraged to contact an academic at King's to develop research links with the partner institution.
Months of entry
The School of Education, Communication and Society (ECS) at King’s College London is a leading home of interdisciplinary social science research, with particular strengths in public policy, STEM education and linguistics. It was ranked 2nd in the UK for research quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We are looking for outstanding candidates to join a supportive and dynamic research community.
Students are supervised by staff in one or more of our three Research Centres:
- Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Centre for Public Policy Research
- Centre for Language Discourse and Communication.
The School has a proud history of contributing to public policy debates and the concerns of professional communities of practice across multiple sectors, both nationally and internationally, and we provide programmes of study that help professionals critically analyse, research and effectively respond to changes in thinking and policy in their fields.
We recommend that prospective students read through the Research Centre webpages to find their preferred area of research and potential supervisor.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professor Ben Rampton
- +44 (0)20 7848 3711
- +44 (0)20 7848 3182