The Psychology Department boasts the oldest Clinical Psychology training programme in the UK. Trainees on the three year Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme spend three days a week on supervised clinical practice placements within King's Health Partners world-famous NHS Trusts – South London and Maudsley, King's College Hospital and Guy's and St. Thomas'. Two days a week are for teaching, study and research.
Key benefits of the programme include practice placements within world famous teaching hospitals; opportunities for study and research with world leaders; eligibility to apply to the Health Professions Council Register of Applied Psychologists; a College-wide information and support system including the renowned library at the Institute of Psychiatry and access to a widely varied academic programme; and a location in the heart of London.
There are also various postgraduate diplomas and workshops offered by the Psychology Department designed to equip practitioners working in outpatient clinical services with the skills necessary to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for common problems affecting their patients and enabling them to become skilled and creative practitioners and trainers.
Additionally, the Psychology Department offers two different master's programmes: the MSc in Health Psychology and MSc in Family Therapy. Both courses aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills for achieving the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Stage One level of postgraduate training in their respective areas.
The IoP shares the same site as the world famous Maudsley Hospital, which is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) - one of the largest mental health providers in Europe. King’s is committed to translational research and is proud to be the only university in the country to host three National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and six MRC centres. At the IoP we partner with SLaM to host the only specialist BRC for Mental Health in the UK working towards better treatment, earlier diagnosis and individualised healthcare. Students also have access to the largest library in Europe dedicated to psychiatry and related disciplines.
Department of Psychology
020 7848 0455
King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry
Department of Psychology,
Box PO77, Henry Wellcome Building,
De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill,
London SE5 8AF