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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. Your theoretical understanding of the subject will be positioned within the context of policy development, focusing on facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills to the workplace.

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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, ranging from their characterisation and assessment to the challenges in treating these conditions. Our course is designed to be interdisciplinary and its focus is on both biological and psychological aspects. It is therefore suitable for students who seek to broaden their knowledge beyond professional boundaries, such as medicine and psychology.

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Duration: MSc: Minimum two years, maximum six years PG Dip: Minimum 16 months, maximum four years

Study an online neuroscience master’s with King’s. Learn with the IoPPN, Europe's largest centre for neuroscience research and education. Apply today.

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Duration: One Year

This course has been created to deliver a skill set and knowledge base in “multimodal” and “big data” analysis techniques.

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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 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: 1 year full time, 2 years part time

Clinical Psychotherapy MSc. Study at King’s renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience to develop your understanding of the causes of mental health conditions – and explore the potential treatments.

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Duration: 12 months full-time, October to October

This course provides training to equip you with the necessary skills to become an independent CBT practitioner in accordance with the BABCP guidelines.

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Duration: 24 months part-time.

This course equips students with a critical understanding of psychological models of psychosis and the skills to deliver cognitive behavioural interventions.

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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: 12 months full-time. September to September

This course will develop your knowledge about genetic and environmental causes of developmental psychopathology across the lifespan.

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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 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: 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: Two pathways: 1. MSc Forensic Mental Health (research pathway) One Year (full time), Two Years (part time only). 2. Clinical & Forensic Psychology (psychology pathway), One Year (full time). This pathway is 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: 12 months full-time. September to September

Jointly run with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, this course will develop your understanding of the diverse issues in global mental health.

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Duration: 12 months full-time. September to September

This BPS-accredited course is specifically designed for graduate psychologists who wish to go on to becoming registered Health Psychologists with the HCPC .

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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, September 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 is expected to be September 2024

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.

Learn from those at the forefront of mental health research with an online master’s in mental health psychology from King's College London. Apply today.

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

Our Psychology and Neuroscience of Mind-Body Interface MSc will enable you to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the psychology and the neuroscience underlying brain/mind processes in the context of mental health disorders, as well as their interaction with physical/body symptoms.

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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 and its’ impact on health and wellbeing.

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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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