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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 FT, September to September.

Our Addiction Studies 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

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

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Duration Grad Cert 8 months; Grad Dip 16 months. Start dates in January, April and September. (attendance is one day only at the IoPPN; can be delivered off campus if travel is paid and numbers are sufficient).

This course equips students with the skills to engage people with psychosis and their carers, to assess their subjective difficulties, and to deliver innovative brief structured psychological interventions. Workshops, role plays and case discussions will cover practical skills, and the theory informing practice.

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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, 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 FT, 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) - PG Cert one year (part-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 One year

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 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.

Our Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry MSc course provides interdisciplinary training in a range of behavioural genetics topics and research methods relevant to psychology and psychiatry.

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Duration One year FT

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 FT, 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 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, September to September.

Study MSc Mental Health, Law and Ethics in the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London.

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Duration One year FT, September to September. Two years PT. 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 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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To find out more about our broad range of postgraduate courses at the IoPPN please visit our online prospectus.

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