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Social Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry MD(Res)/MPhil/PhD

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

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

The Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research group that combines genetic and environmental strategies in order to study how nature and nurture interact in the development of complex behavioural dimensions and disorders. The Centre is equipped with cutting-edge research facilities, including extensive modern laboratories with state-of-the-art genomics, epigenomics and biomarker assay equipment, an EEG laboratory, bioinformatics resources, and a modern well-supported and powered computing cluster. The Centre also houses the MRC London Neurodegenerative Diseases Brain Bank.

Course detail

The MSc GED PP programme takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to the study of how genetics and the environment ('nature and nurture') combine during human development to produce behaviour, diseases and psychiatric disorders. Students are taught by world-leading experts and receive training across multiple research fields: molecular & behavioural genetics, twin modelling, statistical genetics, epigenetics, bioinformatics, social and cognitive psychology, and developmental psychiatry. At the end of the first year, successful students are awarded a Master of Science degree and need not apply to be promoted to PhD training for the remaining 3 years. The +3 students may already have research experience and/or be familiar with the interdisciplinary nature of our research areas and have ideas about an appropriate SGDP project and/or research method. They will also usually already hold an MSc (or equivalent qualification) relevant to their PhD topic. Both programmes include continuous involvement in Centre research which focuses on interdisciplinary approaches in topics including: antisocial behaviour, anorexia and eating disorders, anxiety, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder across development using powerful analytical and molecular tools (EEG, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, epigenetics). 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 and other Institute seminars. There is a full induction for new graduate students on commencing their studies. Each full-time graduate research student is allocated their own workspace and computer; facilities for part-time students can be arranged according to their needs.

Application deadline

26 August 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 26,640per 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

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 100 6

    18th out of 35 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    158 72%

    16th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    60th

    33
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    173 72%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98.0 98%

    24th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    29th

    3

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