King's College London

Course Introduction

Overview

The Brazil Institute offers supervision for MPhil/PhD research degrees relating to Brazil and draws on academic expertise in a range of disciplinary departments across the College. Supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other staff of the College.

Recent publications:

The effects of participatory budgeting on municipal expenditures and infant mortality in Brazil

Sugar and modernity in Latin America

The embodied state: governmentality in a Brazilian favela

Ditadura e Repressão [Dictatorship and Repression]

Brazil?s Truth Commission: progress or perdition?

Current research projects:

Representations of violence in Brazilian literature

The geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalization

Relations between Britain and Brazil: from independence to the present day

Border conflicts between Ceará and Piauí

Patrimonialism and the Brazilian state

Partner organisations:

The Institute is closely involved in the College?s key partnership with the University of São Paulo, as well as a number of other institutional and departmental partnerships in Brazil, with the possibility of research exchanges for postgraduate students.

Description

The King?s Brazil Institute offers a unique and exciting environment for the in-depth study of Brazil. The Institute is able to draw on academic expertise in a range of disciplinary departments across the College, and supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other staff of the College.

Start Date:

Normal start date is September but students may commence at other times by arrangement.. Normal start date is september but students may commence at other times by arrangement. Duration of this course will be four to six years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £19,850 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,650 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,650 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,950 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A Masters degree is usually required. In exceptional circumstances only, an undergraduate degree with 1st Class or high 2:1 honours degree will be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100