King's College London

Course Introduction

Areas of study on this programme include: comparative politics; democracy and authoritarianism; political regimes and regime change; military rule; social movements; citizenship and human rights; new institutions of accountability in Brazilian public security; Brazil's political, economic, and social transformation in the 20th and early 21st century. Urban and regional studies; S'o Paulo as a city'region and global city; inequality within 60 major cities in Brazil; the relationship between national strategies of economic development, spacial inequalities, and urban landscapes; the history of economic thought in Brazil; social networks and knowledge in developing countries' city'regions (India and Brazil). Brazilian film; the relationship between cinema and modernity in Brazil; film history and historiography; film and urban culture; Brazilian cultural theory and philosophy. Brazil in the 21st century; the geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalisation; emergent forms of civil association relative to state'based rule; the relationships between drugs, violence, and death in contemporary urban space; governance in favelas; globalisation; the environment.

Course Additional Entry

Master's degree or, in exceptional circumstances a good Honours degree (2.1 or above) or overseas equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £8,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees