Research course

Psychosis Studies

Institution
King's College London · Division of Academic Psychiatry
Qualifications
MPhil/PhDMD(Res)

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Entry requirements

Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours.

A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit.

Months of entry

February, June, October

Course content

The Department of Psychosis Studies is the largest department within the IoPPN, and one of the world’s largest groups conducting research on psychosis. In the last 5 years alone, the pioneering work of our staff has resulted in over 1300 scientific publications, and we currently hold approximately £25 million in research grant income. These achievements and the quality of the research carried out in our department are reflected in the Institute’s achievement of a 100 percent 4* ranking for research environment in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, in which our impact was judged to be 100% ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Research at the Department of Psychosis Studies in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN) is world-leading, with both local and global impact. Our staff are recognised globally as innovators of high-quality translational research. Set within the context of the famous Maudsley hospital, we have a rich history of pioneering academics, which endures today. Our staff continue to produce trailblazing research, often challenging accepted thought to explore new approaches, provide new perspectives, and develop new technology to shed light on psychosis.

The research carried out by the Department is focused on the aetiology and mechanisms underlying psychosis, and on the development of new treatments for psychotic disorders. Research studies may involve people with subclinical symptoms, groups at high risk, and patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Research activity is directly integrated with the local clinical services for psychosis in the South London And Maudsley NHS Trust, through the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group (CAG). This unique fusion of the research and clinical infrastructure facilitates implementation of the department’s academic strategy. It ensures that research and teaching reflect current clinical priorities, and that clinical practice is informed by the latest research findings.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MD(Res)
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@kcl.ac.uk