Research course

Research Degrees in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Institution
Kingston University · Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Qualifications
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

To apply for all of our research degrees you should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant area. For consideration for a PhD, a Master's degree and some research experience would be beneficial. For further information on all the documentation needed to consider your application please see http://sec.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/how-to-apply/

Months of entry

October, March

Course content

The Faculty offers three research degrees: MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD. These are potentially available in every School and subject area. Research students are a key and valued part of the activities of the Faculty: they help to build a strong research reputation, are vital members of the Research Centres of Excellence, assist in some of the labs, and occasionally aid in the teaching of undergraduate students.

Duration

The length of time it takes to complete a research degree varies depending on the mode of attendance:

  • MSc by Research Full-time - 1 year
  • MSc by Research Part-time - 2 years
  • MPhil Full-time - 2 years (with optional additional 1 year writing up)
  • MPhil Part-time - 4 years (with optional additional 1 year writing up)
  • PhD Full-time - 3 years (with optional additional 1 year writing up)
  • PhD Part-time - 6 years (with optional additional 1 year writing up)
  • PhD by Publication/Portfolio

Information for international students

If you are not from an English speaking country, or have not studied at an English university before, you will need to show proof of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). Please visit these pages for further information: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see our website for available funding opportunities: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Research administrator
Email
secresearch@kingston.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8417 9000