King’s Centre for Doctoral Studies: Equipping research students to excel 

Welcome to the Centre for Doctoral Studies. Our aim is provide postgraduate research students with world-class administrative support throughout their journey as a research student.

We do this by providing support, driving standards, and improving provision for postgraduate research students across King’s.

We focus on four areas of PGR student experience:

  • Support – providing timely, relevant and useful information
  • Funding – attracting and resourcing research students
  • Training – offering high quality personal, professional and career development opportunities
  • Community – creating a welcoming and collaborative environment for all research students

Each faculty has dedicated Faculty Heads of Graduate Studies who take responsibility for postgraduate student matters within their Schools.

The Centre for Doctoral Studies Blog

On this blog you will find regular updates from the Centre for Doctoral Studies on Careers, Training, and Funding for postgraduate researchers, as well as news about and from the King’s PGR Community.

We are looking for bloggers! If you would like to write a featured blogpost on any aspect of PhD life, email your idea or submission to