🌿About my PhD programme 🌿
🔺I am phd student at King’s Health Economics, King’s College London
🔺 KHE is a research unit at the Department of Health Services and Population Research at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience @ KCL, hence my programme is mphil/phd in health services and population research
🔺 it is a 3-4 years programme for full-time students, 6-8 years for part-time students
🔺 in order to be transferred from phd student to phd candidate I will submit an upgrade - a report on the work I did at my 9th month of study (which will be at the end of June 2018). 🔺 I have to submit my thesis by October 2020. Although, it is allowed to take one more year for write up at #KCL. But my grant is only for 3 years. So no time to procrastinate 🙈
🔺 phd programmes at my department start either in January, June or October. 🔺 I think majority of the phd students at my department are MSc graduates from our Institute or junior researchers at our department. I think all of them except me are doing phds in mental health economics.
🔺 part-time #phd costs about 600£ per year for department’s staff members. For others it is about £5,5K (full-time Home/Eu), £21K (full-time Overseas), £2,5K (part-time Home/Eu), £10,5K (pull-time Overseas). 🔺 in order to be accepted you need to prepare your own research proposal, find 2 supervisors at KCL, secure funding, and submit online application before the deadline.
🔺it took me about 9 months to secure funding, 4 months to prepare the proposal, 3 months to find the first supervisor and 2 more to find the second, then I was waiting for the decision for 4 months, I had 3 interviews and finally was accepted.
🔺 phd students are treated here as staff members, so we have desks and etc. There are many workshops and lectures available for us at KCL and other universities of #London. 🔺 btw my research is about breast cancer in #Kazakhstan 🎀🇰🇿 #becaru_phd #phdmom