Research course

History Research

King's College London · Department of History

Entry requirements

First or 2:1 honours degree or overseas equivalent and an MA in a related subject. This need not be history but students without history degrees will be expected to show advanced skills of analysis and historical research which their potential supervisor considers necessary.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

We offer a 2 year full-time or 3 year part-time MPhil and a 3 year full-time or 4-6 year part-time PhD, with some students registering first for the MPhil and transferring to the PhD programme after their first year. This is a prolonged research programme culminating in the presentation of a thesis, followed by an oral examination (viva voce). The thesis must form a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject and afford evidence of originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical power.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

AHRC, School of Arts & Humanities and Graduate School studentships and bursaries, self-funded. Overseas applicants should seek advice from the British Council on country-specific funding opportunities. Please see our website for all available funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2736
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200