Research degrees

Research degrees

Interested in research in health, social care and education? Always thought of studying a degree that enables you to explore and analyse an area of interest  to you that could make a real difference?

Kingston and St George’s has a long standing reputation for delivering a range of quality research degrees across health, social care and education. If you choose to study with us, you will benefit from the expertise of our supportive academics and a stimulating learning environment across not one, but two leading London universities.

We are very proud of the work supporting our research degrees within the faculty. In the 2014 Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Research Excellence Framework, 74 per cent of our research was deemed world-leading or internationally excellent. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the number of students within the faculty increase exponentially, and we look forward to continuing our impact in academic research with you.

The faculty understands that you value strong and continuous support throughout your research degree. Examples of how we support our students include:

  • Regular meetings with a lead academic supervisor and a supervisor team.
  • Postgraduate training programme to develop your research skills.
  • Specialist subject and interdisciplinary research seminars which provide a forum for presentation and discussion of work-in-progress, as well as an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff.

View stories about our students’ experiences studying with us.


PhDs are awarded by either Kingston University or St George’s, depending on the nature of the project and supervisor availability. We are keen to support applicants for NIHR Pre-Doctoral fellowships.

View the Kingston University research pages and St George’s research degrees and training for more information.



We welcome applications to our postgraduate degree programmes through the online portal in the first instance. As part of the review process, we will assess what potential supervisory capacity is available for your topic, but you may also wish to check expertise from the staff list here.


It is important that you know how you are going to fund your studies for the duration of your research degree, and ensure you have the resources to pay tuition fees and living expenses. You are advised to explore funding opportunities at an early stage of the application process


If you have any questions, please contact the Research Operations Support team at or call 020 8725 2283.

Please see the Kingston University and St George’s, University of London websites for more information.