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.
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.
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
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesPsychology Human Medicine View 87 other PhDs in Psychology in United Kingdom
- A Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours.
- A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit.
International25350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25350 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA6720 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6720 GBP per year during 36 months.
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