Postgraduate study in Psychology & Systems Sciences
The Psychology & Systems Sciences Division is home to many of the basic and evaluative sciences (e.g. psychology, economics, statistics, informatics) that underpin IoPPN research; and expertise (psychology, service research and improvement science) that improves the impact of scientific breakthroughs across King’s Health Partners (KHP). Our teaching and research links across the whole IoPPN.
Psychology & Systems Sciences embraces research, education and clinical translation aiming to further understand and improve mental health and brain disease, and train the next generation of researchers and practitioners.
Watch our video to find out more about study opportunities at King's
MSc Genes, Environment, and Development in Psychology and Psychiatry
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. You will study three required modules and undertake a research project on one of the broad range of subject areas that are considered fundamental to an understanding of behavioural genetics.
Find out more about Msc Genes, Environment, and Development and apply
MSc Global Mental Health
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. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to design, implement and evaluate mental health programmes in low resource settings as well as learning how to conduct and critically evaluate research.
Find out more about MSc Global Mental Health and apply
MSc Health Psychology
Our BPS-accredited MSc in Health Psychology is specifically designed for graduate psychologists who wish to go on to becoming registered Health Psychologists with the HCPC. Our Health Psychology course combines classroom teaching, individual study and practical work in statistics, a supervised research project and a 100-hour health-based clinical placement.
Find out more about MSc Health Psychology and apply
PGCert Applied Statistical Modelling & Health Informatics
Responding to the increasing demand for the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of big data in order to solve real-world problems, this course provides world-class training in core statistical, machine learning and computational methodology. The course will apply to a broad spectrum of graduates preparing for a career in medical statistics and health informatics, or professional methodologists and clinical researchers working in the private or public health sector.
Find out more about PGCert Applied Statistical Modelling & Health Informatics and apply
MSc Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology
Develop knowledge about the causes of typical and atypical psychological development, the standard psychological therapies and treatments available, and research methods and statistics relevant to this field. There is particular focus on development during childhood and on nature versus nurture to try to explain psychological development. The psychopathology part of the course focuses on the development of disorders such as autism, depression and ADHD. The course will provide you with both a research and clinical focus.
Find out more about MSc Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology and apply
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) course provides practical, intensive and detailed training to equip you with the necessary skills to become an independent CBT practitioner in accordance with the BABCP guidelines. You will work in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services and train in evidence-based CBT for adults with depression and anxiety disorders.
Find out more about PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and apply
View our programme overview pages for more information on this course
Duration One Year
Develop multimodal and big data analysis techniques to solve real-world problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.