PhD Studentship in Psychiatry - King’s College London 

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PhD research studentships Institute of Psychiatry The Division of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry is advertising Medical Research Council supported PhD Studentships.

The Institute of Psychiatry achieved a 5 rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the highest possible rating for quality.

The Division of Psychological Medicine comprises over 700 researchers organised in 26 research sections.

The Division has an international reputation for the study of diverse psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, affective disorders, dementia and anxiety disorders.

Researchers in the division come from a variety of disciplines, including laboratory sciences (e.g. molecular genetics and neuropathology), clinical neurosciences (e.g. neuroimaging, neuropharmacology and neuroendocrinology), population sciences (epidemiology), health services research and clinical trials.

Graduates from a similarly wide range of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply

PhD research studentships are available for three years.

Address for applications and enquiries:

Vicky Amoah, Division of Psychological Medicine (Box PO63), Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF.

Tel: 020 7848 0192 or email:v.amoah [at]

Applicants for each studentship should have, or expect to gain at least an upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject.

The current MRC studentship stipend (tax free) is £14k pa for the duration of the award. Limited funding is also available for conference attendance and consumables.

Please send your CV with a covering letter to the address below. In the letter you must include:

  • Your research interests
  • Two academic referees
  • Whether you are eligible for an MRC studentship (see below)
  • Whether you are an overseas/home or EU student
  • Where you saw this advert

    You should check whether you are eligible for a studentship and include this information in the letter.

    Even if you aren’t eligible or you are only eligible for "fees only support" you should still apply as the Division has other forms of funding but you should state this in your letter.

    Further information on research conducted within the Division and the PhD programme can be found at: PhD Studentship in Psychiatry

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