Research course

Old Age Psychiatry

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

Entry requirements

We require a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit (or international equivalents).

Months of entry

February, June, October

Course content

Members of the Department work to develop new treatments and to find ways of getting the best for our patients from treatments that are already available. We are a friendly and motivated team who welcome collaboration and are keen to train the next generation of researchers in our field.

Members of the Department’s team carry out biological and clinical research that we believe will have important impact upon our understanding of dementia and other mental illnesses that affect older people and lead to the development of better treatments. We do this by working in close collaboration with the IoPPN’s Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health and SLaM Mental Health of Older Adults clinical services.

Our research into the basic biology of Alzheimer’s disease and the conduct of randomised controlled trials is internationally regarded. We have a particular commitment to the conduct of high quality independent clinical trials because the results of these can impact positively upon the availability of effective treatments.

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

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