Ph.D. On Campus

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

King's College London

36 months
24150 GBP/year
6390 GBP/year
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Professor Emily Simonoff heads the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King's College London which has a diverse research programme studying both common and rarer, severe disorders that start in childhood often persisting into adulthood.


The disorders studied in the Department include: autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, affective disorders, substance misuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, intellectual disability and eating disorder as well as parenting problems and deliberate self-harm.

Key facts:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King's College London aim to improve the understanding of how mental disorders develop and establish methods of treatment and prevention. Our research extends into risk factors (both biological and environmental) for the development of disorders and treatment strategies. Members of the Department use a range of scientific methods, including epidemiology, behaviour and molecular genetics, neuroimaging and clinical trials.Research receives substantive funding from external bodies such as the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, National Institute of Health Research as well as smaller charities and other arms of the government.

Programme Structure

The Department’s teaching is postgraduate and focuses on:

  • The supervision and education of PhD students from a variety of disciplines.
  • An MSc in Child & Adolescent Mental Health for psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists with an emphasis on knowledge and skills relevant to countries with developing services.
  • A bi-annual refresher course for consultants.

In collaboration with the Children’s Directorate of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust the Department provides postgraduate clinical training for CT1-3 ‘core trainees’ and ST4-6 ‘specialty registrars’.

Key information


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

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours.
  • A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit. 

Tuition Fee

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    24150 GBP/year
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  • National

    6390 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6390 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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