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Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate study in Academic Psychiatry

The School of Academic Psychiatry teaches scientists and clinical practitioners. Each of its departments runs a variety of Masters courses and other training programmes. The School also hosts numerous conferences, events and public debates.

Uniquely the School has a special role in the post graduate training of doctors to become qualified psychiatrists, in partnership with allied NHS Trusts, but also by contributing to the medical curriculum at King’s College London, equipping all doctors with some knowledge and skills relevant to mental health.

Postgraduate taught course list

Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September

Our Addictions course provides postgraduate education in addictions, with a particular emphasis on recent biological, psychological and socio-environmental advances in the conceptualisation of drug use and addiction and its effective prevention.

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Duration 1 year FT, September-September

Our Affective Disorders course has been created for a broad spectrum of students and mental health professionals who are interested in specialist training from world-class experts. You will study all aspects of affective disorders and gain experience on a clinical observership.

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Duration One year FT, September to September, two years PT for UK-based clinicians working in CAMH/ paediatric settings.

This is a unique course for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists, as well as allied professionals leading to enhanced clinical and research skills in child and adolescent mental health.

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Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.

Our Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences course provides you with a holistic understanding of the aetiology and clinical management of neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan, with a particular emphasis on the adult population.

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Duration Full-time: one year | Part-time: two years

Our MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry will allow students to develop the skills and knowledge required to specialise in neuropsychiatry as a clinician or academic.

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Duration One year FT; two years PT, September to September

Our unique Early Intervention in Psychosis course provides world-class specialised training in the early identification and clinical treatment of psychosis, focusing on the detection and management of early symptoms

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Duration One year FT, September to June; two years PT.

Our Family Therapy Grad Cert course enables mental health professionals to develop useful theoretical knowledge and practise skills to enable them to work effectively with couples and families in the context of their own professional practice.

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Duration One year FT, September to September, two years PT.

Our Family Therapy MSc course offers a comprehensive course of clinical training in family therapy, including extensive supervised work with families in both adult and child mental health settings.

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Duration One year FT, Two years PT (Forensic Mental Health Research pathway only), September to September.

The Forensic Mental Health course is designed for students with a clinical or academic interest in the complex relationship between mental disorders and criminal behaviour.

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Duration One year FT, Two years PT, August to August.

The Master of Science in International Addiction Studies (IPAS) is a unique collaboration of three of the world's leading research universities in the field of Addiction Science: The Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, the University of Adelaide, and Virginia Commonwealth University

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Duration One year FT, Two years PT, October to September.

Our Mental Health Studies MSc course will equip you with the relevant knowledge in the field of mental health and provide you with the opportunity to examine one area further through both theoretical and empirical research.

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Duration One year FT, Two years PT.

Our Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology course is unique in the UK and Europe. It draws on contemporary psychological, psychiatric and organisational theory to examine the causes, effects and consequences of mental ill health in the workplace and considers strategies and interventions to improve organisational and individual mental health.

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Duration One year FT & Two years PT

The MSc in Psychiatric Research provides in-depth training in how to perform and evaluate research across the psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is placed on building excellent academic skills, independent thinking and an evidence-based scientific approach to mental health research. During the MSc, students develop a deep understanding of what is currently known about psychiatric disorders and their treatment and how well performed research can enhance knowledge and ultimately improve clinical outcomes.

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Duration One year FT, two years PT.

Our MSc in War & Psychiatry will introduce you to ways of understanding how individuals, both members of the armed forces and civilians, prepare for and cope with psychological trauma. It is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to explore the field of human conflict.

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