Application Deadline: 30th April 2021
Field(s) of Study: All
The topic of the PhD must clearly be relevant to the continent of Africa. Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged and all projects should fall at the intersection of two or more of the following themes or disciplines:
- Conflict, Peace and Security: King’s is world renowned for the study of violent conflict, peace and security. The School of Security Studies and the School of Global Affairs provide a range of programmes of relevance to Africa, with the African Leadership Centre offering particular focus on leadership studies at the security-development nexus.
- Global Health: Students in this discipline are exposed to a unique international and interdisciplinary context covering broad areas such as healthcare partnerships, global surgery, palliative care, maternal health, global health governance and policy, mental health, ageing, cancer, oral health and mucosal biology, diabetes and other conditions, conflict and health, migration and health, environment and health.
Further info: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/global-health/about-us
- Development: The study of development at King’s cuts across a range of disciplines with particular concentration in the School of Global Affairs including, development studies with reference to emerging economies in the Department of International Development; environment and development with a potential to examine disasters and adaptation in the Department of Geography; leadership and development at the African Leadership Centre.
- Digital Technology: Students in this discipline undertake research into new and emerging internet technologies in the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; and the different ways in which digital technologies and methods are transforming
Eligibility: Candidates must:
- Be African nationals and permanently resident in the relevant country
- Be liable for tuition fees at the higher international/overseas rate
- Plan to commence a full-time MPhil/PhD programme at King’s College London in the 2021-22 academic year (from October 2021 and by no later than July 2022)
- Plan to conduct research that is relevant to Africa, at the intersection of two or more of the given themes or disciplines, as described below.
- Hold an admissions offer for an MPhil/PhD programme at King’s by 30 April 2021
- Apply for the scholarship by no later than 30 April 2021