Graduate Studentships

Graduate students are the powerhouse without whose fresh thinking and brilliant minds the ground-breaking research and new discoveries often would not happen.  Graduate degrees are also an increasingly important means to advancing career opportunities across many professions. But securing funding is getting more and more precarious and difficult, and going on to do a Masters or PhD can prove prohibitively expensive to those without individual financial means.

At any given time King’s has in the region of 200 PhD students on three-year research degrees, and around 80 MPhil and Masters students on one-year courses. Availability and extent of funding is a major issue, and an increasing number of those offered a graduate study place at King’s who fail to take it up cite finance as the reason.

Your gift can help us grow our graduate student numbers and support more outstanding scholars, ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities irrespective of means or variability in funding. 

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The Cost of Graduate Study

For Home students, tuition fees for MPhil courses are generally upwards of £12,000, with some subjects costing up to £18,000. Annual tuition fees for the PhD are generally around £10,000.

Overseas students can expect to pay significantly more for their courses, with fees usually around three times higher. MPhil tuition fees are usually between £30,000 and £40,000, while Overseas PhD students can expect to pay between £30,000 and £38,000 for each year of their PhD.

Maintenance costs continue to rise annually. For a full-year course in 2023/2024, this figure is £18,625 per year.

With maintenance costs factored in, the estimated average cost for a Home graduate student to support themselves for a year's worth of study largely ranges from around £30,625 to £36,000, while for Overseas students this can be as much as £58,000 for the most expensive subjects.



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