The course is ideally suited for psychology and social science graduates, clinicians interested in mental health research, and those preparing for Clinical Psychology or PhD training. Our students are often interested in working in both high and low resource settings. We aim to train future leaders in mental health. The rigorous training in research methods will suit UK, EU and international students wishing to prepare for a career in research, policy making or those wishing to combine clinical activities with research.
The programme allows students to tailor the content of the MSc to meet their individual interests and needs. To achieve this, students undergo core training in study design and analytic methods for epidemiological and population-based research and then select specialised study options from a range of elective modules: systematic review, qualitative methods, advanced statistical methods, economic evaluation, mental health service research: theory to practice, global mental health, measurement in mental health, social psychiatry.
Whilst studying within the Health Service & Population Research Department, students are supported to identify their own research interests and encouraged to develop dissertation projects under the supervision of Department staff. There may be opportunities for additional voluntary research activities. The Anthony Mann Prize will be awarded to the most promising dissertation.
Dr Rosie Mayston
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Denmark Hill Campus.
Our students come from a wide variety of health, social care and academic backgrounds, creating a diverse and stimulating learning environment. Alumni pursue careers as senior clinicians and service managers, academic researchers and policy makers. Alumni of the programme work as researchers in renowned universities such as University College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College London, or as advisors and researchers in clinical and policy settings including leading NGOs and the World Health Organisation. Many of our students pursue Doctoral Research or Clinical Psychology training in London universities including the Institute of Psychiatry itself.
Year of entry 2013