About the Department of Psychological Medicine
The Department of Psychological Medicine focuses on the interface between psychiatry and medicine, psychiatry and occupation, psychiatry and the military, and psychiatry in different settings. The disorders of interest are those of the common mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, perinatal psychiatry, psychological oncology, eating disorders and stress related disorders.
Research in the Department
The principal research methodologies used within the department are epidemiological, clinical and psychological research, including cross sectional studies, cohort studies and randomised controlled trials.
The Head of the Department is Professor Ulrike Schmidt. She is Professor of Eating Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.
Clinical Academic Group (CAG)
Psychological Medicine as a Department and as part of the Clinical Academic Group (CAG) with the same name has a unique position within King’s Health Partners as crossing the divide between psychiatry and medicine.
The Department is responsible for teaching psychiatry and psychology to medical students at King’s College London School of Medicine, one of the largest schools of medicine in the UK. The Vice Dean and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry has an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry education for the KCL School of Medicine, the IoPPN and the Maudsley. For information about the PhD opportunities available within the Division of Academic Psychiatry visit Postgraduate Research Programmes.
The Maudsley Forum
The department hosts The Maudsley Forum, an international annual four day conference, for psychiatrists, psychologists and others interested in mental health. It is suitable for both junior clinicians and experienced consultants. The Forum gives participants the opportunity to learn about the most current advances in clinical and academic psychiatry. For further details visit The Maudsley Forum web pages.
The Maudsley Debates
The Maudsley Debates take place three times a year, have been held at the IoPPN since January 2000 and were the brainchild of Professor Robin Murray. Topics generally focus on issues that have a direct impact on mental health services, service users and mental health professionals.
These interactive, popular and exciting debates attract well known speakers and are attended by service users, carers, professionals, journalists and members of the public. For further details, including the archive of podcasts and videos, visit the Maudsley Debates web pages.
Duration 1 year FT, September-September
Our Affective Disorders course has been created for a broad spectrum of students and mental health professionals who are interested in specialist training from world-class experts. You will study all aspects of affective disorders and gain experience on a clinical observership.
Duration Full-time: one year | Part-time: two years
Our MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry will allow students to develop the skills and knowledge required to specialise in neuropsychiatry as a clinician or academic.
Duration Usually 3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time (some funding modes permit slightly longer periods of study)
Psychological Academic Research postgraduate study
Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
MPhil/PhD from the Department of Psychological Medicine at King's College London.
Duration One year FT, two years PT.
Our MSc in War & Psychiatry will introduce you to ways of understanding how individuals, both members of the armed forces and civilians, prepare for and cope with psychological trauma. It is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to explore the field of human conflict.