Research course

Health Service and Population

Institution
King's College London · Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
Qualifications
MPhil/PhDMD(Res)

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Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours.

A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with Merit or above.

Some applicants may be interviewed to ensure that that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.

Months of entry

February, June, October

Course content

Research conducted by students and staff in Health Services and Population Research (HSPR) aims:

  • to improve coverage and access to evidence-based mental health treatment and care
  • drive-up the quality of mental health services, and achieving the best outcomes for those that use them
  • understand the effect of social and cultural contexts on the delivery and use of mental health services;
  • expose and challenge stigma and discrimination, promoting recovery and rights;
  • develop and test methods to improve the design, analysis, evaluation and implementation of mental health treatment and care;

Academics use a range of methodologies across their epidemiological and health services research, including randomised controlled trials, cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, clinical informatics, and qualitative studies.

There are currently six research groups:

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
Course Enquiries
Email
pg-bioscience@kcl.ac.uk