Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with Merit or above (or international equivalent).
Some applicants may be interviewed to ensure that that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The Health Service and Population Research Department is led by Professor Graham Thornicroft, a Professor of Community Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist.
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.
HSPR aims to:
Conduct high quality health service and population research in mental health relevant to policy and practice, nationally and internationally;
Enable and promote service user and carer involvement in mental health research;
Use a multidisciplinary approach to answer important mental health questions;
Provide teaching and training in health service and epidemiological research skills; communicate our research findings widely.
There are three Research Centres within the Department:
Our annual publication Towards Mental Health illustrates some of the research conducted.
Information for international students
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Fees and funding
Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.
Qualification and course duration
MDes by research
Course contact details
- Prof Sarah Byford
- +44 (0)20 7848 0043