Clinical neuropsychiatry involves an exciting mix of scientific and clinical work. Because of the varied nature of the subject, it’s suitable for people from a range of backgrounds, whether you’ve just graduated from biomedical sciences or psychology, or you’re already working as a psychologist, psychiatrist, neurologist or other health professional.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has the country’s only inpatient neuropsychiatry unit dealing with complex patients with functional neurological disorders and brain injury. And King’s College Hospital hosts a range of specialist services, from deep brain simulation to management of motor neurone disease.
You’ll have access to a complete range of patients through our partnerships. Examples of services where clinical observerships may be possible include inpatient and outpatient neuropsychiatry, liaison psychiatry, memory clinics, epilepsy, stroke, brain injury rehab, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, motor neurone disease and functional neurological disorders. (Note that students cannot be guaranteed their first choice of observership).
Your dissertation is a chance to delve deeper into a subject you’re interested in. You’ll agree on a topic with your supervisor then carry out research using our state-of-the-art equipment.
“Within the team at King’s, we have clinical academics and neurologists specialising in a range of areas including mood disorders, functional neurological disorders, cognitive disorders and more.”
Dr Paul Shotbolt, Course Leader
Course format and assessment
Scientific Foundations of Neuropsychiatry
Lectures (47 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (7 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (1 hours) | Self-directed study (235 hours)
Lectures (39 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (7 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (6 hours) | Self-directed study (238 hours)
Management of Neuropsychiatric disorders
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (15 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (15 hours) | Self-directed study (600 hours)
Research Methods & Statistics
Lectures (42 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (5 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (26 hours) | Self-directed study (600 hours)
Self-directed study (600 hours)
Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks
All taught modules except Research Methods and Statistics (240 hours)
Research Methods and Statistics (227 hours)
Research project (600 hours)
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.
Examination (55%) | Coursework (30%)| Practical (15%)
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.