This programme is one of the first of its kind in the UK and Europe and is designed for people wishing to gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of psychology and psychiatry as applied to the workplace. Students include HR managers, organisational consultants, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, occupational health professionals and psychology graduates wishing to enter these occupations.
The Programme has achieved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approval from the British Psychological Society.
The Programme draws on psychological, psychiatric and organisational theory and evidence to examine the causes, effects and consequences of mental ill health in the workplace.
Modules include: Basic Mental Health; Mental Health in the Workplace (OPP1): an introduction to the concepts of psychological theory and organisational analysis and their applications; Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-being in Organisations (OPP2): an in depth coverage of mental health issues in the workplace, with emphasis on the interaction between individuals, organisations and broader social, political and economic contexts of work, strategies and interventions to improve and promote mental health and the use of organisational case studies; a Research Methods module, and a Dissertation. All modules are delivered on Tuesdays apart from OPP2 which is taught on Wednesdays.
Students are encouraged to develop a critical awareness of contemporary issues and problems in relation to improving mental health at work at individual, interpersonal, organisational and policy levels and to apply this knowledge and understanding to their own workplace/area of interest.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT.
Denmark Hill Campus.
Graduates pursue various careers in the management of mental health policy and services in the workplace, either within HR departments or as organisational consultants offering a range of services from policy development to intervention delivery.
Year of entry 2013