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Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc

Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc

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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

17-JAN-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Neuroscience / Neurobiology Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The online Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health course aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health. By drawing on the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise and experience across our world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), the course will appeal to those with a personal interest in the area of psychology, neuroscience and mental health, and who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills base. The course is delivered 100 per cent online. Students work in small, interactive classes with academic staff, and also receive additional support and guidance.

Course detail

The Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health. It draws upon the wealth of research, education, clinical expertise and experience across the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN). The online master’s course promotes an understanding of the evidence base for comprehending the biological, psychological and socio-environmental factors important in the development and maintenance of mental health, and evidence underlining the development and efficacy of the range of treatments of mental health problems. IoPPN teaching staff are senior scientists, clinicians, and educators. Scientists will showcase cutting edge research into the causes and treatment of mental health problems; clinicians will be presenting current best practice in treatment approaches, and students will be supported by a team of educators with vast experience of designing and delivering scientific, clinical and applied education and training.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered entirely online. There are video lectures, coursework including critical appraisal of published work, essays and abstracts and self-directed learning activities. Assessment will include discussion board participation, multiple choice question and short answer question examinations. The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits to complete the programme, 60 of which will come from the dissertation.

Career prospects

At King’s you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field. The Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc will: Benefit those wishing to become a graduate research worker, and will optimise opportunities for PhD training. It will also provide a stepping stone towards professional training as a mental health practitioner. Enhance the career profile of those already working clinically in the field of mental health by increasing understanding and knowledge of the subject area which will help to inform clinical practice. Provide transferable skills and knowledge that can benefit a number of career paths.

Modules

Research Skills: Reviewing and Critical Analysis (15 Credits)
Research Skills: Research Integrity and Ethics (15 Credits)
Techniques in Neuroscience (15 Credits)
Psychological Foundations of Mental Health (15 Credits)
Mental Health in the Community (15 Credits)
Research Skills: Analysis and Reporting (15 Credits)
Research Skills: Methods and Procedures (15 Credits)
Biological Foundations of Mental Health (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in any subject or a bachelor's degree with 2:2 honours in any subject. Applicants must provide a personal statement and one reference addressing their academic achievement or professional qualifications in an applied area including nursing or other non-medical health profession, counselling, psychotherapy or education may be considered. Applicants must have a pass (grades A*-C) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent or applicants presenting with demonstrable significant work experience in a related area may be considered. Evidence of higher learning, an academic reference and a personal statement will be required at the point of application. Such applicants may initially be enrolled onto the postgraduate certificate in Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health (60 credits encompassing 1,2,3,4). Subsequent progression onto the postgraduate diploma or master's will be dependent upon completion of the postgraduate certificate with a pass average across the four foundation modules.