Mental Health Sciences MPhil/PhD


Research areas:

Staff in the department work in three thematic research groups:
  • Common mental disorders
  • Dementia and disorders of old age
  • Psychosis.
Each theme covers research across the whole range of methods. Our expertise covers the full range of mental health sciences research including biological psychiatry, neuroimaging, psychiatric genetics, epidemiology, health services research (including quantitative and qualitative methods), social psychiatry and clinical trials.

It extends to psychiatric genetics – covering schizophrenia, dementia, alcohol dependence and affective disorders – to psychiatric epidemiology, and to common mental disorders, psychosis and the mental health of older people, including dementia research.

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Entry requirements

A recognised medical qualification, or a Master’s degree, or a minimum of an upper-second class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English level expected: Standard

Application

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £20,900
  • Overseas Part-time: £10,450

Funding

All funding opportunities are advertised on the departmental website.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Career

Recent graduates have taken up academic posts in UK universities and others have progressed to senior clinical positions in NHS Trusts.



Next steps

Contact

Mr David Osborn

T: +44 (0)20 7472 6168

Department

Division of Psychiatry

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Prospectus subject

Psychiatry

Faculty overview

Brain Sciences


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