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Health & Social Care (Research Division), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The PhD programme in Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Services Research provides research training in these fields to well qualified graduate students. The principal investigators are able to provide supervision across a range of disciplines and empirical topics.

Overview

Disciplinary expertise includes statistics, epidemiology, and the social and behavioural sciences (sociology, health and decision psychology, anthropology, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and health economics). Empirical areas include stroke, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, transplantation medicine, COPD, medical decision making, and translational research. Areas of methodological expertise include, randomised controlled trials of complex interventions, population registers and utilisation of large routine data sets, clinical research informatics and ethnography and qualitative methods.

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

Course study environment
  • The graduate students are part of a thriving academic environment with local national and international links. Personal, professional and career development is embedded in the PhD programme. In addition to academic supervision provided by two supervisors, students have access to training provided by the King’s College London Researcher Development Programme. 
  • They are also expected to participate in the Division’s PhD Writing Seminar and PhD Student Seminar programme. Within the Division and in Research Centres across the College there is a number of seminar series in which graduate student participation is welcome.

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 overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above.
  • Applicants are strongly advised to contact potential supervisors prior completing the online application form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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