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Postgraduate research programmes


The IoPPN is one of the world’s leading centres for mental health and related neurosciences research. We are the world’s second most cited institution carrying out psychiatry and psychology research, with 12 of the most highly cited scientists in this field in the world.

We offer two different routes in postgraduate research study; MPhil/PhD and MD(Res)

Our MPhil/PhD programme allows students to carry out research in any of our 14 departments and in a wide variety of areas. Please see our departmental webpages and online prospectus to explore your options.

Our MD(Res) programme is designed to allow medical graduates to gain a postgraduate research degree through a more flexible route than a PhD.

All of our postgraduate research students operate in world-class facilities, and benefit from fantastic support networks and training opportunities, including the Researcher Development Programme (RDP). The RDP provides our students with a range of training and development courses, aimed at enhancing personal, professional and career skills.

Application process and Funding

Find out more about how to apply for a PhD as well as links to our funded PhDs.

PhD student experience

Find out about our world-class facilities, the Researcher Development Programme and student life at King’s.

Researcher Development Programme

Find out more about the specialist skills training on offer to help you become a professional researcher.

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