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Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychiatry

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES).

Learn how research has developed our understanding of mental health. Then explore how these discoveries can be used to help prevent, diagnose or develop new treatments.

Whether you’ve recently finished your undergraduate degree or already have a few years of experience, we’ll help you explore a range of methodologies including clinical trials, neuroimaging and genetics.

Description

Research into mental health disorders combines expertise from a vast number of areas, so students join us from psychology, neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine and more.

At King’s College London, our experts will give you a unique insight into the complex world of mental health. Many of the teaching team are active researchers uncovering the causes of disorders and finding treatments, others work in clinical settings with patients.

At the same time, you’ll have the chance to apply your skills in the real world. Partnering with South London and the Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust, we’re able to organise a range of placements. The Trust is the largest in the UK and provides a full range of mental health services for people of all ages.

Career prospects

Some graduates work in clinical care or secure psychologist posts, while others work in academic research. In fact, a number of current IoPPN staff and PhD students are graduates from this MSc.

Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from King’s graduates and PhD students to find out what career path they decided to take and what their day-to-day responsibilities involve.

Whatever you decide to do next, we’re here to give you the support you need – whether that’s help writing your CV or guidance completing a PhD/DClinPsy applications.

Students can also exit with Pgcert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Denmark Hill Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

In this module students perform their own psychiatric research project. Most of the work on the dissertation projects occurs in Term 3, providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate and apply their acquired knowledge and research skills. Students can select from a range of projects to choose a research topic aligned with their own interests. For example this could involve recruitment and assessment of patients using clinical scales or cognitive tests, acquisition and/or analysis of neuroimaging data, working on a clinical trial, performing meta-analyses, or research using electronic medical records. All projects are supervised by a member of academic staff with expertise in the selected research area, and often involve working within their existing research teams.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£28,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, pharmacology, social science or health science); or a registrable qualification appropriate to the programme in medicine; or a professional mental health qualification. A 2:2 degree will be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit in a related subject.