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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary


From disorders and treatments, to diagnosis and assessments, we’ll help you delve into all aspects of mental health. At the same time, you’ll learn about approaches to research, systematic reviews and big data.

We’ve designed this course with a range of modules that allow you to study a variety of topics of particular interest to you.

You’ll apply what you’ve learnt in your own research. You’ll join an existing research team to help them with an ongoing project that’s tackling a specific challenge in the field.

As a student at King’s, we give you the chance to apply for a diverse range of placements within the NHS. If you’re successful at an interview, you’ll spend one day a week gaining invaluable clinical experience.

Career prospects:

After this MSc, you’ll have the skills you need to start a career in a variety of mental health areas. You’ll also be ready to apply for clinical training, research assistant positions, or PhD study.

With a grounding in issues and debates in the field, you’ll be a great fit for roles outside the NHS and academia too. For example, you might work as a consultant helping government bodies respond to disasters.

If you joined us with experience in the field, you’ll have boosted your career prospects. You’ll also feel confident carrying out research alongside clinical practice.

Different course options

Full time | Denmark Hill Campus | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Dissertation (60 Credits)
Advanced Statistics (15 Credits)
Introductory Statistics (15 Credits)
Big Data in Mental Health Research (15 Credits)
Statistics for Mental Health Research (15 Credits)
Qualitative Research Methods (15 Credits)
Systematic Reviews in Mental Health (15 Credits)
Basic Mental Health (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, or an equivalent professional qualification. Experience working in the mental health field is desirable but not essential.