Research course

Social Science, Health & Medicine Research

King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Entry requirements

A good master's degree in a relevant subject and/or practical experience in the field of study.

Months of entry


Course content

Research in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine (established January 2012) focuses on the social, political, economic, legal and ethical factors shaping developments in biomedicine, disease and healthcare and their implications.

We have research priorities in the following areas:

global health inequalities;
mental health, psychiatry and neuroscience;
biomedicine, bioscience and society;
developments in health and medical technologies, social science and aging;
health policy and health economics;
bioeconomies and commercial and economic factors in medical developments and health care;
the problems of translational research;
the definition and measurement of health and social outcomes by governments, insurers, professionals and patients.

Fees and funding

UK and EU students can seek funding from ESRC and AHRC. Other funding sources include Wellcome Trust Medical History and Humanities Programme. Overseas students should seek funding from their national funding agencies.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

David Hardy