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Health Service & Population Research MPhil/PhD, MD(Res)

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


Research conducted by students and staff in Health Services and Population Research (HSPR) aims:

  • to improve coverage and access to evidence-based mental health treatment and care
  • drive-up the quality of mental health services, and achieving the best outcomes for those that use them
  • understand the effect of social and cultural contexts on the delivery and use of mental health services;
  • expose and challenge stigma and discrimination, promoting recovery and rights;
  • develop and test methods to improve the design, analysis, evaluation and implementation of mental health treatment and care.


Graduate research students work closely with their supervisors and enjoy regular meetings to discuss their progress. They also liaise with other members of staff with relevant research interests and are encouraged to attend and participate in departmental research presentations, the annual three-minute thesis competition, and seminars from across the IOPPN. There is a full departmental induction for new graduate students on commencing their studies.

Training courses run by the department, the IOPPN, or through the KCL Graduate School can be utilised as required to provide training in a wide variety of topics, from transferable skills to academic areas directly relevant to the student's thesis. Many students find it useful to attend the department’s annual summer schools and short-courses, which provide introductions to research methodologies (epidemiology and statistics, implementation science, health economics, and qualitative research), technical and conceptual aspects of global mental health research and women’s mental health research, and provide unrivalled opportunities to attend lectures by experts in the field.

Each full-time graduate research student is allocated their own workspace in HSPR; facilities for part-time students can be arranged according to their needs.

Students are supported to submit papers based on their research findings to peer-reviewed academic journals.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 35 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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