King's College London


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the King's College London and will be for one or two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a King's College London Marshall Scholarship, candidates would be expected to study at King's College London.

The following Information has been provided by King's College London:

King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2014 QS international world rankings), The Sunday Times ‘Best University for Graduate Employment 2012’ and the fourth oldest in England. It is a research-intensive university based in the heart of London with nearly 26,500 students, of whom more than 9,300 are postgraduates and has produced ten Nobel Prize Winners.

King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences, including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry, and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.

King’s eight Faculties of Study are Arts & Humanities; Life Sciences & Medicine; the Dental Institute; Law; ; Nursing & Midwifery; Natural and Mathematical Sciences; the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Social Science & Public Policy.

King’s School of Global Affairs comprises a network of Global Institutes to promote understanding of fast-changing parts of the world and encourage engagement with 21st century powers. These include King’s Brazil Institute, The Lau China Institute, King’s India Institute, the Institute for North American Studies, King’s Russia Institute, King’s African Leadership Centre, and King’s International Development Institute.

World-Class Research University
King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. It was ranked sixth nationally in the ‘power’ rankings in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, and is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings (over £171 million in 2013-14).

Graduate Study

Graduate study is at the heart of the College and we have over 8,600 graduate students. Our College mission is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. King's has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. Our strength in law, humanities and the social sciences make us a major contributor to links between the arts, culture and universities, and the development of public policy at a national level. 

As a graduate student, you will join a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment that enjoys a global reputation for excellence in both its teaching and research. Our graduate programmes, facilities and continued investment in outstanding academic appointments mean that we will provide you with a unique and enriching experience

King’s in the USA

King’s has a long tradition of welcoming students from the US, with over 1,000 American students studying at King’s each year across all levels and over 6,000 active alumni across the US. In 2012 King’s College London established a permanent outreach office in the US in order to enhance the College’s profile in North America and to build global partnerships for research collaboration and encourage mobility of staff and students. The office was the first in a network that King’s opened internationally in order to build profiles in key regions and develop deeper relationships with the research, student and alumni communities. Other global office locations are in China, India, and Brazil. The King’s College London USA office is located in Alexandria, Virginia, within the great Washington, DC metropolitan area. This location allows King’s to build links with research, business, government and cultural organizations. For further information please visit 

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Winners of the King's College London Marshall Scholarship


Andrea Howard
US University: United States Naval Academy

Andrea Howard, of Norcross, Georgia, will graduate from the United States Naval Academy in May 2015 and commission as one of the first one hundred women in the United States Navy's submarine force. At the Naval Academy, Andrea serves as Corps Commander of the 115-member Drum & Bugle Corps, sings alto in the Gospel Choir, and coordinates freshmen training at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. After studying Arabic for a semester in Oman, Andrea became the Naval Academy's second Humanities Trident Scholar in the past decade. Andrea will pursue an MA in Science & Security at King's College London.


Bradford Hackert
US University: United States Air Force Academy

Bradford HackertBradford Hackert, an enlisted veteran, conducted counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Political Science. He traveled to Eastern Europe to study Nazi and Soviet occupation and oppression, provided humanitarian relief in Japan and Haiti, and competed as a decathlete. He plans to pursue a MA in War Studies and a MA in Public Policy at King’s College. Brad aspires to understand holistically the changing character of warfare in the 21st century and apply the correct lessons learned in the future within Special Operations Command.


Benjamin Buchanan
US University: Georgetown University

New York City native Ben Buchanan graduated a year early from Georgetown University, majoring in Government and minoring in Arabic and English. He currently is a Master's candidate at Georgetown in Security Studies concentrating on the intersection of technology and strategy. He has interned at the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Counterterrorism Bureau of the New York Police Department, and the ABC News investigative team. At King's College London, he will pursue a DPhil in War Studies, focusing on how cyberspace impacts national strategy. Ben is also a volunteer EMT with the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, an amateur videogame designer, and a fan of dogs, football, and Italian food.


Will Stoeckle
US University: Stanford University

A Massachusetts native and product of its outstanding public school system, Will Stoeckle will graduate from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Relations. In past years, Will worked in the private sector in Europe, the U.S. State Department, and the European Commission. He is interested in new models of policy, leadership and governance now emerging among sovereign nations and multinational organizations. He will enroll at Kings College London to study International Political Economy and International Conflict Studies. He looks forward to visiting the Top Gear set, following Liverpool, and immersing himself in all aspects of British culture.


Michael Campbell
US University: United States Naval Academy

Mike Campbell stands first in his class of 1,042 midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. A Truman Scholar, he has served as a military liaison to the Department of State, studied economic development in Asia on Phi Kappa Phi and Olmsted scholarships, and volunteered for missions to India and Mexico. Mike is the Director of the 50th Anniversary Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, and is an undergraduate assistant coach on Navy's varsity lacrosse team. Mike plans to examine the nexus of conflict and development at King's College London and Oxford to prepare for a career in the national security establishment.