Explore child development, boost your research skills and learn to diagnose psychiatric disorders in children and young people. At King's College London, you'll be taught by leaders in the field and develop your skills through hands-on clinical placements.
We've designed this course for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists. But it's also helpful for other professionals working with children such as nurses, social workers and teachers.
- Learn from leading academics in the field of mental health
- Develop your skills on a supervised clinical placement within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Work alongside specialist clinicians and take part in innovative research within the IoPPN
- Boost your knowledge in specialist areas including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Therapeutic Assessment for Self-Harm and Kiddie Schedule for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders
- Study surrounded by the expertise of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, MRC Social & Genetic Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Maurice Wohl Neuroscience Centre, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Who should take this course
Bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours in psychology/medicine/nursing/social work/education from a UK university or the overseas equivalent plus one year full time postgraduate experience working with children or adolescents with mental health problems. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
Students on this course are required to take:
- Presentation Skills (15 credits)
- Evidence Base for Major Psychiatric Disorders (20 credits)
- Research Skills (20 credits)
- Child Development (15 credits)
- Diagnosis, Formulation and Pharmacological, Psychological and Social Interventions (20 credits)
- Systematic Literature Review (15 credits)
- Service Development and Service Evaluations (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits
- 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', 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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