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Postgraduate study in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Ranked 2nd in the world for psychology and psychiatry (US News, Best Global Universities) and the largest centre in Europe for research and education in these areas.

Apply NowWe offer a broad range of masters courses, taught by world-leading academics and clinical leaders and housed in world-class facilities. 

At the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), making a difference is at the heart of what we do. Our aim is to understand how the mind and brain work to help prevent and treat mental illness and neurological disorders. We are one of the world’s leading centres for neuroscience, and have more highly cited research papers in psychology and psychiatry, than any other university in the world (Scopus).

Postgraduate Student Loans are now available for UK and EU students. You can use the funds for tuition and/or living or study costs. Find out more!

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  • Exclusive Q&A opportunities with current IoPPN staff and students 

  • Invitations to sign up to one of our Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) 


Benefits of studying with us:

  • a superb range of clinical placements through our partnerships with NHS Trusts – we are based on the same site as the Maudsley Hospital 

  • world-leading academics at the forefront of ground-breaking research

  • fantastic networking, mentoring and career development opportunities

  • state of the art teaching and research facilities

  • employment, cultural and social opportunities in the heart of London

  • develop marketable research skills.


Our postgraduate courses





Addiction Studies MSc/PG Cert 

Health Psychology MSc

Affective Disorders MSc

International Programme in Addiction Studies MSc

Applied Neuroscience MSc / PG Dip

Mental Health, Ethics & Law MSc

Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics PgCert

Mental Health Studies MSc

Child & Adolescent Mental Health MSc

Neuroimaging MSc

Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences MSc

Neuroscience MSc

Clinical Neuropsychiatry MSc


Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology MSc

Clinical Neuroscience MSc

Psychiatric Research MSc/PG Cert

Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc

Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health (Distance Learning) MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Family Therapy MSc/Grad Cer

War & Psychiatry MSc

Forensic Mental Health MSc


Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry MSc 


Global Mental Health 

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Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

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