Focuses on intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disorders in adults, including Autism Spectrum Conditions and ADHD. Aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for research and clinical work in this or an allied area of mental health research/clinical work. Lectures delivered by expert clinicians and international academics.
- Aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for research and clinical work in mental health
- MSc run by one of Europe’s largest research groups focusing on the development of prosocial and antisocial behaviours across the lifespan
- Excellent links with clinical services - students have informal attachments in local clinics
Assistant psychologist and research assistant posts; PhD training; clinical psychology training; promotion posts for those who are already professionally qualified.
Dr Michael Craig
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, October to September.
Denmark Hill Campus
Year of entry 2013
Institute of Psychiatry
Department of Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Sciences
31 August 2013
PT Home: £3950 (2013)
PT Overseas: £11000 (2013)
FT Home: £7900 (2013)
FT Overseas: £22000 (2013)
MSc Co-ordinator: 020 7848 0624
This MSc is ideal for students who want to progress to a career in mental health as clinicians and/or researchers. Typically students will have a good first degree in psychology or neuroscience and some relevant work experience, whether paid or voluntary.
Focuses on intellectual and other developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum conditions and ADHD, in adults. Aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed for research and clinical work in this or an allied mental health field. Also aims to develop and enhance the analytical skills required for service development.
Core programme content
- Mental Health In Learning Disabilities A - Typical Brain Development And Neurodevelopmental Conditions (ADHD & ASD)
- Mental Health In Learning Disabilities B - Intellectual Disability And Mental Health, Forensic Aspects Of Intellectual Disability
- Research Methods & Statistics
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Seminars, lectures, group tutorials and discussions, classroom and computer-based practicals and practical workshops in clinical skills. Assessment includes coursework assignments, poster exam and a dissertation project.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
A first degree or equivalent in psychology (at least a 2:2), mental health nursing or medicine; or a first degree in any subject, followed by a relevant health-related postgraduate diploma or certificate; or other qualifications and experience which demonstrate an ability to undertake the programme.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
We aim to process applications as soon as possible after receipt of all information required. Applicants may be telephoned, or invited for an informal interview, to explore points arising from the application, and also to ensure that applicants have a clear picture of what would be involved in taking this programme. No application can be considered until full details of academic and (where relevant) employment history are received, including transcripts. We require two academic references or one academic and one professional reference.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Please provide a personal statement that explains why you would like to take this MSc and how you see it fitting into your career plans. Give full details of any relevant work or research experience you may have. Please also ensure that you provide a transcript from your undergraduate studies.
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The IoP was a place I was really keen to study at when I was doing my undergraduate degree at King's. It's hugely inspirational that many people here are world leading experts in their fields and the students are all of such high quality.
I'm doing this MSc as a preparatory year before I begin a PhD in September. My PhD will be broadly on the topic of clinical forensic psychology, so this course fitted perfectly as an introduction to the topic.
The course includes a 75 day clinical placement where students take the role of honorary assistant psychologist two days a week. This aspect was a big attraction as I have aspirations to complete a doctorate in clinical psychology after my PhD studies. The clinical placement so far has been a fantastic experience, allowing me to see first-hand how a secure forensic psychiatric service operates. This placement has been complemented by excellent teaching which translates directly to the work I do.
I now have a place to complete a 3 year PhD with the Biomedical Research Centre at the IoP for which I will be collecting data at Broadmoor Hospital looking to identify biomarkers of treatment outcomes in mentally disordered violent offenders. Following this, I hope to train as a clinical psychologist.