Three (3) full scholarships available for 2021/22 entry, to support international students from Africa to undertake full-time doctoral research degrees (PhD) at King's College London.

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Do you have research interests that relate to Africa?

Could you take an interdisciplinary approach to your research?

Applications are invited from international students from Africa for three full scholarships to undertake a full-time PhD at King’s College London starting in 2021/22. Funding is available for up to 4 years.

The topic of the PhD must clearly be relevant to the continent of Africa.

Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged, and all projects must fall at the intersection of two or more of the following themes or disciplines:

  1. 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. Further info:
  2. 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:
  3. 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. Further info:
  4. 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 society in King’s pioneering Department of Digital Humanities. Further info:

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