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Psychological Medicine Research MPhil/PhD

UK

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What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Psychological Medicine

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£26,640.00 (US$ 32,774) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Denmark Hill Campus

Health Service and Population Research Department,

Institute of Psychiatry De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill,

Southwark,

London,

SE5 8AF, England

Entry requirements

For international students

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. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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