Research course

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

King's College London · Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 UK degree/overseas equivalent. Applicants whose qualifications have been gained outside the United Kingdom need to demonstrate that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.

All applicants need to possess an adequate level of English competence.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

A clinical research-base spans epidemiology and molecular genetics as well as clinical trials, with a particular focus on common and severe disorders of childhood that often persist into adulthood (especially hyperactivity, autism, conduct disorder, depression, learning disabilities and the effects of psychosocial deprivation and brain disorders).

We aim to find DNA alterations that underlie genetic influences, clarify the gene environment correlations and interactions with genetic and longitudinal strategies and determine neurocognitive and social changes that may mediate expression. We build on our development of magnetic resonance imaging in young people and a dedicated fMRI scanner, to clarify brain alterations underlying disorders.

Department specialisms

Please visit the website.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for information: International

Fees and funding

Self-funded, unless otherwise indicated. Please see the Institute's website, and the general graduate funding webpage, for funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Ms Julie Burnell
+44 (0)20 7848 0478