King's College London

Course Introduction

Description

The emphasis of our research is on ?what works? in the prevention and treatment of substance-related problems: the NAC represents a network of clinicians, researchers and clinical teachers who have a shared commitment to excellence in prevention and treatment work, and to supporting and strengthening national and international endeavours in this field.

Over the last 40 years, the NAC has developed a body of research evidence that has informed the evidence base for theUK treatment system and development of new treatment services for alcohol, smoking and drug problems. This work ranges from trials of new therapies and preventative treatments to studies seeking to understand the genetic and biological basis of addictive behaviour.

PhD projects are available in areas related to the development and evaluation of new treatments for alcohol, smoking and drug problems and includes studies seeking to understand the underlying psychological and biological bases and change processes of addictive behaviours, as well as policy-driven and workforce development projects and treatment trials.

Professor John Strang who heads the Department is one of the UK?s leading experts in addiction and one of only six Addiction Research scientists outside North America who is listed in

Key Benefits

Access to excellence in both applied research and development

Interaction with internationally recognised researchers in a wide range of addiction related topics

Demonstrated excellence in qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and trial research methods

Strong partnerships with South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Access to rich and varied clinical populations

Access to a wide range of educational resources and training within the department and at the King's level through the Researcher Development Programme

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £6,100 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £6,100 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £23,000 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £3,050 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £3,050 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £11,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92