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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.

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.

MPhil/PhD or MD(Res) programme?

We offer two different routes in postgraduate research study: MPhil/PhD and MD(Res). Please see our departmental webpages or the course list below to explore your options.

Our MPhil/PhD programme allows students to carry out research in any of our 14 departments and in a wide variety of areas. And the MD(Res) programme is designed to allow medical graduates to gain a postgraduate research degree through a more flexible route than a PhD.


Application process

For useful guidance on the application process and what makes a successful application, please visit the How to apply and What Happens Next sections of the website.


Funding

Funded research opportunites webpage provides information on current funding opportunities at IoPPN and general advice on other sources of funding that may help finance your postgraduate study.


 

Our Postgraduate research programmes

Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Accelerated PT rates available - email iop.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

MPhil/PhD Research from the Department of Addictions at King's College London.

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Duration Expected to be three to four years FT, or four to six years PT. Registration usually October although students may commence at any time.

MPhil/PhD, MD (Res) from the Age-Related Diseases (Wolfson Centre for) at King's College London.

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Duration Three years full-time; six years part-time. Accelerated part-time rates available - email ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

Our research explores the cellular and molecular basis of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Batten Disease, motor neuron disease, schizophrenia, depression and autism spectrum disorder.

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Accelerated PT rates available - email iop.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

MPhil/PhD from the Department of Biostatistics at King's College London.

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Accelerated PT rates available - email iop.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) from the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at King's College London.

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Accelerated PT rates available - email iop.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

Study Clinical Neuroscience MD(Res)/MPhil/PhD in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London.

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Duration 3 years FT, September to September.

The three year full-time Health Care Professions Council approved and BPS accredited DClinPsy programme trains clinical psychologists who embody the scientist-practitioner ideal and will go on to become leaders in the NHS.

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Contact ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information

Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences - MPhil/PhD Research from the Department of Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science at King's College London.

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Accelerated PT rates available - email iop.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

MPhil/PhD, MD(Res) from the Health Service & Population Research Department at King's College London.

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Duration TBC

Study MDRes Medical Humanities in Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London

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Duration Expected to be three to four years FT, four to six years PT. The new full-time four-year programme includes a first year comprised of taught courses and three laboratory rotations. Registration usually October although students may commence at any time.

MPhil/PhD from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King's College London.

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Email ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information.

MPhil/PhD from the Department of Neuroimaging at King's College London.

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Duration Three years FT, six years PT. Accelerated PT rates available - email iop.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

MPhil/PhD from the Department of Old Age Psychiatry & Dementia at King's College London.

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Duration Usually 3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time (some funding modes permit slightly longer periods of study)

Psychological Academic Research postgraduate study

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Email iopon.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information.

MPhil/PhD from the Department of Psychological Medicine at King's College London.

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Duration Three years FT; six years PT. Accelerated PT rates available - email iop.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk for further information. Registration is carried out at three points in the year: October, February and June.

MPhil/PhD from the Department of Psychosis Studies at King's College London.

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Duration For a traditional PhD, expected to be three years FT, five to six years PT; for MSc and PhD, expected to be one and three years. Email ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk or SGDP-programme-admin@kcl.ac.uk for further information.

MPhil/PhD from the MRC Centre for Social Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry at King's College London.

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