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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

PhD in Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (1+3/+3 Programme)

Qualification type: Integrated Masters / Doctorate
Location: King’s College London, Denmark Hill, London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students.
International Students can apply if they can identify funding to pay the shortfall between international and home fees.
Funding amount: Stipend (at Research Councils UK rates) plus fees at home/EU rate
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 31st January 2018

The Social, Genetic & Development Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) at King’s College London welcomes applications for several fully funded PhD studentships for autumn 2018, for either 1+3 or +3 PhD. There are different funding streams (including KCL, Lord Levehulme Trust, Research Council UK). Please see here for further guidance and to check your eligibility.

1+3 students will first undertake the full-time one-year MSc in Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry (GED PP). Students will receive training across multiple research fields: molecular & behavioural genetics, twin modelling, statistical genetics, epigenetics, social and cognitive psychology and developmental psychiatry. Students will choose their research topic during the taught year of the programme after exposure to the disciplines researched within the centre.

+3 students will already be familiar with the interdisciplinary nature of the centre’s research and have ideas about an appropriate SGDP project and/or research methods. They will also usually already hold a relevant MSc.

Both programmes include continuous involvement in centre research which focuses on exploring antisocial behaviour, anorexia and eating disorders, anxiety, autism, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder using powerful analytical and molecular tools (EEG, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, epigenetics).

Applicants should identify potential supervisors.

International students may apply and should note that these studentships will only pay tuition fees at Home/EU rates. International students are expected to fund the difference in fees.

Applicants must complete and submit an online admissions application, via the admissions portal by 16:00 GMT, 31 January 2018.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

How to Apply

In your application, you MUST include:

  • Why you want to take the course that you have chosen
  • Your research interests and how they fit in with the interdisciplinary themes of the SGDP Centre.
  • Confirm that your two academic referees are aware that you are applying for this course.
  • State whether you are eligible for a full or fees-only Research Council UK studentship.

1+3 Candidates

Select programme: Genes Environment and Development in Psychiatry & Psychology (GED) MSc (Full-time).

In the Funding section, please tick box 5 and include the following reference: SGDP2018.

+3 Candidates

Select programme: Social Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time).

In the Funding section, please tick box 5 and include the following reference: SGDP2018

If you have any queries regarding the studentship or the application process, please contact the SGDP Programme Administrator.

References must be received by the deadline for the applicant to be eligible.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Apply now

Further Information

Visit our SGDP Studentships’ page to check your eligibility, find out more and for additional funding opportunities.


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