Ph.D. On Campus

International Relations

King's College London

36 months
21870 GBP/year
5820 GBP/year
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The units at King’s College London that are participating in the joint PhD are the Brazil Institute and the departments of War Studies and Political Economy.  At USP, the departments affiliated to IRI are Law, History, Economics and Political Science.


For the PhD student starting at King’s, access to IRI at USP offers a wealth of courses, expertise.  Areas covered include regional economic integration in South America; South Atlantic security issues; and global environmental challenges from a Brazilian perspective. For the PhD starting at USP, our specialists in War Studies, Political Economy, Geography and the Brazil Institute can offer expertise in areas that may not be covered at IRI. We believe that institutionalizing the flow of students between our universities could lead to exciting opportunities for collaborative research. 

The programme began at King’s College London in September 2015. Our first students on this programme will begin their studies at USP is August, 2016.

King's Students will be expected to spend a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 months at USP, pursuing studies outlined in their research proposal.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, King's College London (KCL) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. King's College London (KCL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

To give you an idea, staff research interests in the Brazil Institute include the following:

  • Professor Anthony Pereira: Comparative politics; democracy and authoritarianism; political regimes and regime change; military rule; social movements; citizenship and human rights; new institutions of accountability in Brazilian public security; Brazil's political, economic, and social transformation in the 20th and early 21st century.
  • Dr Jeffrey Garmany: Brazil in the twenty-first century; the geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalisation; emergent forms of civil association relative to state-based rule; the relationships between drugs, violence, and death in contemporary urban space; governance in favelas; globalisation; the environment.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Masters degree is usually required.
  • In exceptional circumstances only, an undergraduate degree with 1st Class or high 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21870 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5820 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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