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Our world-class, research-led learning experience attracts the very best students from around the world who enjoy unrivalled learning opportunities – supported by strong partnerships with the NHS. Each year we are joined by hundreds of students from around the world, who join a thriving community of scholars, looking to take the next step in their career. Consistently high NSS scores put us amongst the top courses in the country, with 94% of students in 2019 reporting overall satisfaction with their course.

Our students benefit from:

  • Outstanding career, networking and mentoring opportunities, learning from some of the world’s leading academics in the field.
  • Superb range of clinical placements through our partnership with the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, which offers the widest range of mental health services in the UK.
  • World-class research and study facilities 
  • Access to a hugely diverse clinical population and vast data sets.

Our courses:

Duration One year full-time, two years part-time, 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 One year full-time, September to 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 MSc: Minimum two years, maximum six years PG Dip: Minimum 16 months, maximum four years

Seek to understand the most complex organ in the body – the brain.

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Duration One year

Develop multimodal and big data analysis techniques to solve real-world problems.

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Duration One year full-time, September to September, two years part-time 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

This programme is an initiative from the Department of Health, which supports the government’s priority to increase access of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. CWPs are trained to deliver evidence based early interventions in a variety of community settings.

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Duration One year full-time, two years part-time, 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 full-time, September to August

Our Clinical Neuroscience MSc offers a unique understanding of the principles underlying the clinical presentation and investigation of diseases affecting the brain. We place particular emphasis on the translation from basic science to clinical practice.

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Duration One year full-time, October start

Study PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London.

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Duration PG Dip two years part-time, one year fast-track, full-time

The PG Dip course equips students with a critical understanding of psychological models of psychosis and the skills to deliver high quality and creative cognitive behavioural interventions. The shorter PG Cert course focuses on clinical skills, for clinicians, or on theoretical background for researchers, academics and non-practitioners.

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Duration 12 months

Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology MSc. Benefit from comprehensive coverage of the field exploring how biological, behavioural and cognitive processes, along with family and wider social forces, can affect typical and atypical development. The course is ideal if you plan to work/are working in mental health with young people, or you are looking to progress to the DClinPsy or a PhD. Placements and clinical observerships are available.

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Duration One year full-time, two years part-time, 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 full-time, September to June, two years part-time

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 full-time, September to September, two years part-time

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 MSc Clinical Forensic Psychology pathway: accredited by the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology for Stage 1 chartered forensic psychology training

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 full-time

The Global Mental Health MSc is jointly run by King's College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, providing a unique course of study for students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues surrounding the new discipline of global mental health.

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Duration One year full-time, September to September

Our BPS-accredited Health Psychology MSc is specifically designed for graduate psychologists who wish to obtain BPS recognition as a charted health psychologist. The programme combines classroom teaching, individual study, and practical work in statistics, supervised research project and a 100-hour health-based clinical placement.

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Duration One year full-time, two years part-time, 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 full-time, two years part-time, 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 full-time, September to September. Two years part-time. Please note that the part-time programme runs on alternate years, the next intake will be in September 2020

Our Neuroscience MSc course will provide you with multidisciplinary training in a range of neuroscience topics, particularly those relevant to psychiatry and neurology. It seeks to equip graduates from a wide range of backgrounds for the next stage of their career, which may be either further full-time study in a neuroscience-related academic research environment, or employment in an academic, clinical or pharmaceutical organisation.

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Duration One year full-time, two years part-time

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 full-time, two years part-time

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 MSc: Minimum two years, maximum six years. PG Dip: Minimum 16 months, maximum four years. PG Cert: Minimum eight months, maximum three years.

Gain a deep understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health.

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Duration One year full-time, two years part-time

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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To find out more about our broad range of postgraduate courses at the IoPPN please visit our online prospectus.

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