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Postgraduate opportunities

PhD Opportunities

Primary Care, Public Health, Physiotherapy & Health Services Research

Our PhD programme provides research training to well-qualified graduate students. Our principal investigators are able to provide supervision across a range of disciplines and empirical topics.

Disciplinary expertise includes statistics, epidemiology, and the social and behavioural sciences (sociology, anthropology, health and decision psychology and health economics). Empirical areas include stroke, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, rehabilitation, COPD, medical decision making, translational research, and patient and public engagement. Areas of methodological expertise include randomised controlled trials of complex interventions, population registers and utilisation of large routine data sets, clinical research informatics, and ethnography and qualitative methods.

Study environment

Our graduate students are part of a thriving academic environment with local, national and international links. Personal, professional and career development is embedded in the PhD programme. In addition to academic supervision provided by two supervisors, students’ progress is supported by an individual Thesis Progression Committee. Students are also expected to participate in the Division’s PhD Writing Seminar and PhD Student Seminar programme. Participation in seminar series hosted by the Division and Research Centres across the College is encouraged. All students have access to an extensive range of training opportunities provided by College’s Researcher Development Programme. 


Previous and current students have been funded by the Medical Research Council, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre training programmes, King’s College London studentships and medical charities.

How to apply

In the first instance, prospective students should make contact with potential supervisors for an informal discussion. A College application must be completed online and returned along with two academic references. For more information, please see Doctoral Studies.

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