Applications for King's College London’s PhD Programme in Mental Health Research are OPEN

Applications for the King’s PhD Programme in Mental Health Research for Health Professionals are now open. 

Applying and guidance

The PhD programme is available to health professionals (including but not limited to doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, allied healthcare practitioners) across a diverse range of topics relevant to mental health science. We seek to diversify the mental health research workforce and actively welcome applicants from three under-represented groups: people with lived experience of mental disorders, diverse racial and ethnic groups, and nurses.

Please read the How to Apply section of KCL's website carefully for details on the programme structure, application process and full eligibility criteria. You will also be able to access the online application form on this site, along with guidance to help you complete the application. Please note that the applications close at 1pm on 1 December 2022.

A list of FAQs are also available on the KCL website, so please refer to this initially if you have any questions. You can also submit further questions for the Programme Leadership team to be covered at the recruitment webinars or email

Recruitment webinars

You are most welcome to join us for two webinars with the Programme Director and Co-Directors to learn more about the programme. The webinars will be recorded for those unable to attend, and you can also submit questions for the team via the registration form.

Recruitment Webinar for 2023-24 Entry
Tuesday 11 October, 1-2pm 
• Open to all applicants interested in applying to the programme
• Covers the programme, application processes and eligibility criteria
• Q&A session

Webinar for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP)
Wednesday 19 October, 1-2pm
• Open to NMAHP applicants only
• Focus on the application process and support for completing the application form
• Q&A session

Please register for the webinars by completing this form. The webinars will take place via MS Teams and the joining links will be sent to all attendees on the morning of the webinars.

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