King's College London

Course Introduction

Overview

The Cicely Saunders Institute is a world-leading centre for palliative care research and an official collaborating centre of the World Health Organisation. The Institute?s breakthrough research projects not only influence clinical practice, but also have an impact on national and international policies for palliative care. The Institute?s multidisciplinary environment combines social science, psychology, nursing, medical and health services research.

Course study environment

Students work alongside staff researchers, are supervised by at least two members of academic staff and overseen by divisional research co-ordinators. Students benefit from the extension range of traning and support provided both within the institute, with a strong research development programme and throughout King's College London.

Postgraduate training

All students are regularly notified about skills development opportunities through a monthly Postgraduate Research newsletter and are expected to undertake 10 days of training a year. Participation in departmnetal and Faculty wide programmes is compulsory for all students and provides an opportunity to improve science communication and presentation skills. Presentation of students' research work at national and international research conferences is actively encouraged.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-02. 2019-SEP-02.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,000 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,000 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £22,050 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,500 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,500 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £11,025 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92