To develop knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary research methods by investigating the effects and interplay of genes, development and the environment in complex psychiatric phenomena. To develop an awareness of the practical and ethical issues related to research, and the transferable skills and knowledge needed for a career in academia or industry. To use the MSc to prepare for a PhD in the discipline.
Designed as the first year of a four-year programme leading to a PhD, the programme provides research training at the interface between social, genetic and developmental psychiatry and promotes an ethos of interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Training is tailored to your needs and designed to facilitate your individual learning objectives in relation to statistics and the core research areas. You will have tutorials from leading experts in the six key areas: quantitative genetics, molecular genetics and epigenetics, developmental psychology, social psychology, psychopathology and statistical genetics.
Dr Jonna Kuntsi
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, September to September. Upon successful completion of the MSc, students will be expected to register for MPhil/PhD, which will last another three years.
Denmark Hill Campus.
Students are aiming at a PhD programme in Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry. This unique programme provides graduates of the 1+3 programme with training for a career in academia specialising in research into the social, genetic and developmental aspects of psychiatric illness and careers in industry.
Year of entry 2013