Research course

Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry

King's College London · Division of Psychology and Systems Sciences

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours in psychology, behavioural, biological or mathematical sciences; or a relevant qualification in medicine; or a relevant professional qualification.

A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants already have a Masters with Merit or above in a related subject.

Months of entry

February, June, October

Course content

The Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research group that combines genetic and environmental strategies in order to study how nature and nurture interact in the development of complex behavioural dimensions and disorders. The Centre is equipped with cutting-edge research facilities, including extensive modern laboratories with state-of-the-art genomics, epigenomics and biomarker assay equipment, an EEG laboratory, bioinformatics resources, and a modern well-supported and powered computing cluster. The Centre also houses the MRC London Neurodegenerative Diseases Brain Bank.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

For a traditional PhD, expected to be three years FT, five to six years PT; for MSc and PhD, expected to be one and three years.

Course contact details

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