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Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology MSc

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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. It leads to careers in HR, wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, health and safety and consultancy.

Key benefits

  • Only course of its kind to be offered in the UK.
  • Focus is on mental health in the workplace.
  • Combines psychological, psychiatric and organisational perspectives.
Tamsin

The Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology MSc is a really unique course. I wanted to continue studying psychology on a course that could be applied to business, so this was perfect. I am studying mental health in the workplace and strategic interventions for psychological well-being in organisations, as well as basic mental health and research methods.

Tamsin , Past student, Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology MSc

Our Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology course is one of the first of its kind in the UK and Europe and is designed for people who wish to gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of psychology and psychiatry as applied to the workplace. Students include HR managers, organisational consultants, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, occupational health professionals and psychology graduates wishing to enter these occupations. Our course is approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It draws on psychological, psychiatric and organisational theory and evidence to examine the causes, effects and consequences of mental ill health in the workplace

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Format

Basic Mental Health

Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (250 hours)

Organsational Research Methods

Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours)| Self-study time (250 hours)

Mental Health in the Workplace (OPP1)

Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (250 hours)

Managing Mental Capital & Well-being in the Workplace (OPP2)

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (5 hours) | Self-study time (125 hours)

Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-Being in Organisations (OPP3)

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (5 hours)| Self-study time (125 hours)

Dissertation in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology

Lectures (0 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (6 hours) | Self-study time (594 hours)

Contact time is based on 22 academic weeks. Part-time students attend lectures two to three days per week. Full-time students are expected to use (one day) on self-study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

    The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work.  The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

    Structure

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 180 credits. You are required to take:

    Basic Mental Health (30 credits)
    Organisational Research Methods (30 credits)
    Mental Health in the Workplace (OPP1) (30 credits)
    Managing Mental Capital & Well-being in the Workplace (OPP 2) (15 credits)
    Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-Being in Organisations (OPP3) (15 credits)
    Dissertation in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology (60 credits)

    Optional modules

    There are no optional modules for this course.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    Our graduates pursue various careers in the management of mental health policy and services in the workplace, either within HR departments or as organisational consultants offering a range of services from policy development to intervention delivery.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £7,035 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £32,940 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £16,470 per year (2022/23)

    These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    Deposit

    When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

    The UK deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

    • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
    • Library fees and fines
    • Personal photocopies
    • Printing course handouts
    • Society membership fees
    • Stationery
    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    Our Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology course is one of the first of its kind in the UK and Europe and is designed for people who wish to gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of psychology and psychiatry as applied to the workplace. Students include HR managers, organisational consultants, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, occupational health professionals and psychology graduates wishing to enter these occupations. Our course is approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It draws on psychological, psychiatric and organisational theory and evidence to examine the causes, effects and consequences of mental ill health in the workplace

    Base campus

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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    Teaching methods - what to expect

    You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

    Format

    Basic Mental Health

    Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (250 hours)

    Organsational Research Methods

    Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours)| Self-study time (250 hours)

    Mental Health in the Workplace (OPP1)

    Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (250 hours)

    Managing Mental Capital & Well-being in the Workplace (OPP2)

    Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (5 hours) | Self-study time (125 hours)

    Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-Being in Organisations (OPP3)

    Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (5 hours)| Self-study time (125 hours)

    Dissertation in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology

    Lectures (0 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (6 hours) | Self-study time (594 hours)

    Contact time is based on 22 academic weeks. Part-time students attend lectures two to three days per week. Full-time students are expected to use (one day) on self-study.

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

    Assessment

      The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work.  The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 180 credits. You are required to take:

      Basic Mental Health (30 credits)
      Organisational Research Methods (30 credits)
      Mental Health in the Workplace (OPP1) (30 credits)
      Managing Mental Capital & Well-being in the Workplace (OPP 2) (15 credits)
      Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-Being in Organisations (OPP3) (15 credits)
      Dissertation in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology (60 credits)

      Optional modules

      There are no optional modules for this course.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      Our graduates pursue various careers in the management of mental health policy and services in the workplace, either within HR departments or as organisational consultants offering a range of services from policy development to intervention delivery.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £7,035 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £32,940 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £16,470 per year (2022/23)

      These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      Deposit

      When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

      The UK deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

      • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
      • Library fees and fines
      • Personal photocopies
      • Printing course handouts
      • Society membership fees
      • Stationery
      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
      • Graduation costs

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