Research course

Old Age Psychiatry & Dementia

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

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class honours degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent. Applicants whose qualifications have been gained outside the UK 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 for further information.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Members of the Department's team carry out biological and clinical research that we believe will have an 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 IoP's Department of Neuroscience, MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health. Our research into the basic biology of Alzheimer's disease, the clinical features and aetiology of psychosis in later life and the conduct of randomised controlled trials is internationally regarded.

Department specialisms

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Alison Sharpe
+44 (0) 20 7848 0550