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.



Eligible for international students


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.


Information is given above within each of the degree pages about application process. For those interested in doctoral studies (PhD) please follow the pre-application information.

Pre-application: Please contact the postgraduate research degree co-ordinator (PGRDC) by email at indicating which research degree you are interested in, together with an outline of your proposed study and a brief CV. An academic will review this to identify potential supervisors who will make contact to have initial discussions prior to application.

There are no set application dates for doctoral programmes. However, students are encouraged to start in October or March to coincide with planned induction and development events.