Research course

European Studies Research

King's College London · European and International Studies

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for the MPhil/PhD programme is:

  • a Master's degree with merit (or international equivalent)

  • and a 2.1 honours degree at the bachelor's level (or overseas equivalent)

It is not essential to have taken courses in this field at postgraduate level but we advise students to consider taking our MA or a similar course elsewhere before undertaking research.

Extensive practical experience in a relevant field (diplomatic, journalistic, humanitarian, economic or developmental) may be taken into account when evaluating an application, but a convincing research proposal is essential to being admitted.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer research supervision for MPhil and PhD dissertations on a variety of areas within European & International Studies. Specialisations include European and national identities; Europeanisation; European and national political thought; EU foreign and security policy; democratization and state-building; party politics; modern social theory; contemporary European and world history; globalisation; migration; social movements; the politics of culture; lobbying and legislative decision-making; energy policy and EU-Asia relations.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
48-72 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 20 7848 1649