Research course

Health Service & Population Research Department

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

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class honours degree from a United Kingdom university or the 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. Please contact the Education Support Team for further information.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The Health Service and Population Research Department (HSPR) seeks to find evidence-based ways to put innovatory treatments and services to the test - not only to improve people's mental health but also to enhance their quality of life. Researchers in HSPR are developing ways of tailoring effective services to the age, gender or culture of people in need of help, discovering what sort of services offer best value for money and establishing how to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness.

Department specialisms

Please visit the website.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please see the link below and click on Admissions:

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

MDes by research

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Paul McCrone
+44 (0)20 7848 0874