Ph.D. On Campus

Health Service & Population Research

King's College London

36 months
25350 GBP/year
6720 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Service & Population Research at King's College London is led by Professor Graham Thornicroft, a Professor of Community Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist.


The Health Service & Population Research at King's College London 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. 

Key facts:

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.

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.

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

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours.
  • A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with Merit or above. 
  • Some applicants may be interviewed to ensure that that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    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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