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Health Service & Population Research Department, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Health Service and Population Research Department is led by Professor Graham Thornicroft, a Professor of Community Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist.

Overview

The Health Service and Population Research Department (HSPR) seeks to find evidence-based ways to put innovatory treatments and services to the test – not only to improve people’s mental health but also to enhance their quality of life. Researchers in HSPR are developing ways of tailoring effective services to the age, gender or culture of people in need of help, discovering what sort of services offer best value for money and establishing how to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

HSPR aims to:
  • Conduct high quality health service and population research in mental health relevant to policy and practice, nationally and internationally;

  • Enable and promote service user and carer involvement in mental health research;

  • Use a multidisciplinary approach to answer important mental health questions;

  • Provide teaching and training in health service and epidemiological research skills; communicate our research findings widely.

There are three Research Centres within the Department:
  • Centre for Innovation and Evaluation in Mental Health
  • Centre for Public Mental Health
  • Centre for the Economics of Mental Health.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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 degree with Merit or above (or international equivalent).
  • Some applicants may be interviewed to ensure that that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.
  • All applicants need to meet the College minimum English language requirements (see right)
  • Applicants not applying for an advertised studentship must attached confirmation of support from your proposed supervisor to your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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