Ph.D. On Campus

Menzies Centre for Australian Studies

King's College London

36 months
Tuition fee
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The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College London is the most substantial centre for the study of Australian history and culture in Europe and one of the most significant in the world.


The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College London offers research degrees at MPhil and PhD levels in Australian history, politics, literature and film or in other areas of Australian studies by arrangement as well as access to a number of libraries which together constitute the best resources on Australian subjects in Europe. 

Key facts:

These include the Maughan Library, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library, which holds one of the largest collections of social science materials relating to Australia, and the extensive Australia House Collection (at the University of London's Senate House Library).

Programme Structure

Course study environment
  • The Centre promotes the study of Australia in British and European universities, as well as offering teaching courses on Australia at undergraduate and graduate levels within King’s College London and the University of London.
  • There are currently three academic staff members: Professor Carl Bridge and Dr Simon Sleight, who teach and research in Australian history; and Dr Ian Henderson who works in the fields of Australian literature and film.
  • All three staff members have extensive teaching, research and supervisory experience in the British and Australian university systems. Its Menzies Centre staff act as external examiners and administer a number of schemes for scholarly exchange between Britain and Australia.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

However, students interested in applying for funding should be aware that funding deadlines are different and may be earlier.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally an MA in an appropriate subject area and a first or 2:1 BA first degree or overseas equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); Doctoral Centre and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries; self-funded.

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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