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Psychological Medicine Research MPhil/PhD

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Full time | Denmark Hill Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Psychiatry Psychology (General) Medicine (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

The Department of Psychological Medicine at King's College London is the largest department in the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). It currently has around 20 full-time academics and a total of approximately 100 members of staff. The department has approximately 50 doctoral students.

The large number of staff and students in the Department provides an environment which is very beneficial to research students because:

  • of the research and clinical expertise available
  • of the structures which are in place to help students achieve their goals
  • of the collegiality and support that is afforded by having other young researchers going through the same experience.

The Head of the Department is Professor Ulrike Schmidt, Professor of Eating Disorders.

The department is research-led but in addition, has a broad teaching and clinical remit. The mental health problems of particular interest are those of the common mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, liaison psychiatry, military mental health, perinatal psychiatry, and stress related disorders.

Course study environment

Graduate research students work closely with their supervisors and enjoy regular meetings to discuss their progress. They also liaise with other members of staff with relevant research interests and are encouraged to attend and participate in departmental research presentations and other Institute seminars. There is a full induction for new graduate students on commencing their studies. Each full-time graduate research student is allocated their own workspace and computer; facilities for part-time students can be arranged according to their needs.

Career prospects

Doctoral students from the Department go on to develop their careers in a number of directions. Many stay in the mental health field. For example, a substantial number go into Clinical Psychology programmes, some go back into Clinical Psychiatry and some go into Departments of Psychology. However, we have had instances where successful PhD students have gone into the City.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,050

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

26,640

Entry requirements

We require a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a master’s with Merit (or international equivalents). All applicants need to meet the College English language proficiency requirements.