Ph.D. On Campus

Psychological Medicine

King's College London

36 months
25350 GBP/year
6720 GBP/year
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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 of Psychological Medicine at King's College London 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. 

Key facts:

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. 

Programme Structure

All of the research groups work closely with service users, their families, and healthy volunteers i.e in relation to clinical projects. The research groups are:

  • Affective Disorders
  • Diabetes and Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
  • General Hospital Psychiatry
  • King's Centre for Military Health Research
  • Mental Health, Ethics and Law
  • Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology Laboratory & Section of Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Trauma Studies

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s 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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  • International

    25350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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