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Psychiatric Research MSc

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The MSc in Psychiatric Research provides in-depth training in conducting and evaluating research in mental health. Based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), the course has an emphasis on clinical scientific research conducted in patient populations, the biological and environmental processes that underpin psychiatric disorders, and how well-performed research can improve the lives of patients. During the MSc students are supported in building their academic skills, independent thinking, and ability to take an evidence-based approach to mental health research.

Key benefits

  • In-depth, practical, and theoretical knowledge on research methods, statistics, and broader academic skills as applied to research across the psychiatric disorders.
  • A focus on the biological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and how this knowledge can be applied to improve knowledge and ultimately clinical outcomes.
  • Development of transferable skills, including communication, innovation, and critical evaluation.
  • Taught by IoPPN academics who perform world-leading psychiatric research.
  • High levels of student experience - The MSc achieved 100% overall satisfaction in the 2022 postgraduate taught experience student survey.

Completing the MSc. in Psychiatric Research has been an invaluable experience, and has been crucial to achieving my long term goal of enrolling in a PhD. Program in Clinical Psychology.

Leda , Leda , PhD Student in Clinical Psychology

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Employability

The training and transferrable skills developed during the MSc Psychiatric Research support a range of careers. These include an academic or research career - a number of current IoPPN staff and PhD students are graduates from this MSc. Other career pathways include training as a clinical psychologist, specialising in psychiatry training (for those students with a medical degree), working in pharmaceutical or other healthcare industries, big data analytics or scientific writing.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • MRC-funded PhD studentship at King’s College London
  • ESRC-funded PhD studentship at King’s College London
  • Doctorate student in Clinical Psychology (UK)
  • PhD student in Clinical Psychology (USA)
  • NIHR Academic-Clinical Fellowship
  • Research Assistant position at King’s College London
  • Research Assistant position at University College London
  • Assistant Psychologist within South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

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Employability

The training and transferrable skills developed during the MSc Psychiatric Research support a range of careers. These include an academic or research career - a number of current IoPPN staff and PhD students are graduates from this MSc. Other career pathways include training as a clinical psychologist, specialising in psychiatry training (for those students with a medical degree), working in pharmaceutical or other healthcare industries, big data analytics or scientific writing.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • MRC-funded PhD studentship at King’s College London
  • ESRC-funded PhD studentship at King’s College London
  • Doctorate student in Clinical Psychology (UK)
  • PhD student in Clinical Psychology (USA)
  • NIHR Academic-Clinical Fellowship
  • Research Assistant position at King’s College London
  • Research Assistant position at University College London
  • Assistant Psychologist within South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

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