PhD Studentships in Engineering

King's College London

We offer PhDs in Engineering (MPhil/PhD) across seven research themes: Communication & Information Engineering; Computational Engineering; Data-Centric Engineering; Design & Mechatronics; Energy & Power Systems; Manufacturing, Materials & Systems; and Signals & Control.

About the Programme

The Department of Engineering has an international reputation and world-leading research across engineering topics ranging from bioprocessing, robotics, control, communications and signal processing to thermal engineering, energy storage, power grids, electric drives, materials, tribology and fluid dynamics. Our research receives funding from research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC), industry and charitable organisations.

Much of our department research is multidisciplinary, sitting at the interfaces of engineering with mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, arts, and medicine. We also have research that reaches into geography, policy, and human behaviour.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding equity and diversity in all our activities, making the department and university an inclusive, welcoming, and inspiring place to study.

How to apply

You should first view our list of PhD projects and review our academic profiles to identify your potential supervisor. You can view the available projects here .

As we are a rapidly growing department, we strongly suggest you also review information about possible supervisors and their contact details found in the departmental web site . You may approach them directly, noting your interest in their research and that you wish to be considered for a scholarship.

You must apply for Engineering (MPhil/PhD) using the King’s College myApplication system ( ).

Further guidelines for our PhD programme and application process are available here . Queries related to these studentships should be sent to [email protected] Please also contact this address for advice on funding deadlines.


The Studentships are funded for 3.5 years and include a stipend at the standard UK research council rate (£19,668 per annum including London Allowance for 2022/23), the cover of the full cost of Home (UK) tuition fees as well as an allowance for research-related travel. These studentships are only available to UK (home fees) citizens.

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