Mental Health Service & Population Research




Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
Mental Health Service & Population Research provides rigorous training in core scientific principles and methods that are the foundation of mental health and population-based research. Offers opportunities to specialise in particular methodologies. Develops skills needed to carry out independent, high quality research. Excellent preparation for PhD or Clinical Psychology training. Departmental scholarships available.

Institute of Psychiatry
  • Foundation modules in principles of psychiatric research and analytic methods for psychiatric epidemiology and Mental Health Service & Population Research: theory to practice, followed by the opportunity to specialise in particular disciplines, including: qualitative methods, systematic review, social psychiatry, economic evaluation, advanced statistical methods.
  • Teaching and supervision delivered by world leaders in mental health research and policy, based in the Health Service and Population Research Department, led by Professor Martin Prince.
  • Welcomes applications from clinicians, social science and psychology graduates wanting to learn how to carry out rigorous high quality research in real-world settings.
Programme leader/s
Kia-Chong Chua
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Denmark Hill Campus.
Student destinations
Our students come from a wide variety of health, social care and academic backgrounds, creating a diverse and stimulating learning environment. Alumni pursue careers as senior clinicians and service managers, academic researchers and policy makers. Alumni of the programme work as researchers either staying at King's College London or moving on to other renowned universities such as University College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College London, or as advisers and researchers in clinical and policy settings including leading NGOs and the World Health Organisation. Many of our students pursue Doctoral Research or Clinical Psychology training in London universities including the Institute of Psychiatry. Psychology & Neuroscience itself.
Year of entry 2016
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