We’re delighted to welcome you back to King’s as a postgraduate student and the wider King’s Community. This article outlines all the support and resources available to support you as a postgraduate taught or research student at King’s. 

In this article: 
 
Postgraduate-only study and Leaning resources  
As a postgraduate student, you’ll have access to a wide range of study spaces tailored to suit your study needs:
  
Graduate Lounge 
The Graduate School provide postgraduate-only study spaces, equipped with computers, lockers, desks and sofas. You can find a postgraduate study space across each of our campuses:  
 
Postgraduate workspace in libraries
As a postgraduate student, you’ll have exclusive access to study spaces in both the Maughan and Franklin-Wilkins Library, which include access to PC’s, and a dedicated study space for relaxation and group discussion. 

 
Important to know: During the coronavirus pandemic and government tier/lockdown restrictions, access to some library spaces is limited. Please visit the Libraries & Collections Study spaces webpage for details on what is available and how to book (if necessary).

Postgraduate support groups and networks 
As a postgraduate student, you’ll have the option to access groups and networks at King’s:  
  • You can get involved with the King’s Graduate & Mature Students Society: an open group on the King's College London Facebook network where you can make long-lasting connections with other students.

  • Unlocking London host of programme of social events designed to give King’s postgraduate students a better appreciation of the city of London.


Additional support and resources for Postgraduate Taught students 
There are a wide range of opportunities available to you as a Postgraduate taught student, that will allow you to enhance your studies at King’s further.
 
King’s Experience Awards 
King’s Experience Awards are awarded to recognise any extracurricular learning taken outside your formal studies, and can include:  
  • Volunteering 

  • Internships 

  • Paid employment  

  • Learning  

Take a look at our King’s Experience Awards webpages to find out more about the scheme.  

Internships 
At King’s, we want students to enhance their employability skills to fully equip them for employment upon graduation. Postgraduate taught students can either undertake an internship or work placement, across a range of industries.  

Some students will also have the option to gain academic credit through the completion of an internship as part of an accredited internship module within their programme, this is supported by dedicated Internship Convenors in their department and our Accredited Internships Programme. For more information on internships at King’s, take a look at our Internships webpages.  

Student Representation 
As a Postgraduate taught student, there are plenty of ways you can get involved at King’s alongside your studies. You can expand your network and discover a new hobby by joining a sports club or society, through King’s College London Students’ Union (KCLSU)  

If you’re passionate about making change at King’s and would enjoy advocating on the behalf of your peers, you can also become a Student Representative.  

Additional support and resources for Postgraduate Research students   
As a Postgraduate Research student, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for funding to support your studies and expand your network by attending social events that are relevant to your studies. 

Support and Training 
Alongside your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to:  
  • Learn a foreign language while studying for a PhD or masters. The Modern Language Centre offers 26 languages, ranging from Mandarin to Urdu. Take a look at the Modern Language Centre's web pages for more information. 

  • Study for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic practice or postgraduate diploma. Both programmes help students to develop teaching skills for those wishing to go into academia. For more information on the programmes, take a look at King’s Learning Institute webpages.   

  • Take part in the Research Development Programme, designed to improve research skills and enhance your employability, by offering a wide range of e-learning resources, courses and one-to-one advice sessions. Find out more about the Research Development Programme on the Graduate School webpages


Supervision for Postgraduate Research students 
Postgraduate Research students are assigned a primary supervisor, a second supervisor (or a supervisory panel) and depending on your circumstances, you might be assigned a postgraduate coordinator. Your Faculty/Department  will ensure that your supervisory arrangements best suit your study needs.  

Important to know: For more information on all the ways you can enhance your studies as a Postgraduate student, take a look at our Study at King’s Postgraduate webpages.