United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

By 2020, affective disorders are predicted to be the second leading contributor to the global burden of disease. Our Affective Disorders MSc is one of the few options for specialist training in the field.

Learn the latest thinking from our experts at the Centre for Affective Disorders. Then use your own insight to enhance your practice or research. Whether you have a psychology or medical background, this course allows you to expand your expertise or begin a new chapter in your career.

Key benefits:

  • A unique opportunity to study the causes and treatments of affective disorders
  • Take part in a clinical observership that gives you first-hand experience observing presentations, treatments and outcomes in a specialised affective disorder service
  • Get insight from the latest research at the KCL Centre for Affective Disorders
  • Specialise in a range of disorders linked to your career - whether you're a psychiatrist, psychologist, GP or pharmaceutical scientist in the UK or overseas


Our teaching staff are active researchers and experienced clinicians, many of them are involved in the Centre for Affective Disorders. We also bring in experts in related areas to give lectures on specific topics.

The course involves a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. Teaching is often in small groups, so you get a high level of support.

Who should take this course

A minimum 2:1 degree classification will be required in medicine, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, professions allied to medicine (e.g. radiography), or a scientific degree such as biomedical science, or neuroscience.



Course content

Required Modules:

Students on this course are required to take:

  • Understanding Affective Disorders (30 credits)
  • Causes and Correlates of Affective Disorders (30 credits)
  • Challenges in Treating Affective Disorders (30 credits)
  • Research Methods & Statistics for Studying Affective Disorders (30 credits)
  • Research Project on Affective Disorders (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

  • There are no optional modules for this MSc.


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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