Early Intervention in Psychosis

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

Course Overview

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2017 and 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES).

People who experience a psychotic illness, such?as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or psychotic?depression, can and do recover. But identifying and?treating symptoms early is vital to long-term recovery.

Our Early Intervention in?Psychosis MSc is the only one of its kind in the world. You'll learn how to identify and treat?psychosis using a holistic and people-centred approach, and you will acquire clinical expertise that is invaluable in all areas of mental health.

Key benefits:

  • Study the only MSc in Early Intervention in?Psychosis in the world
  • Develop expertise and experience?applicable to all areas of mental health
  • Understand psychosis from biological,?psychological and social perspectives
  • Learn from clinicians and academics who carry out pioneering work in the field

Complete a clinical placement in?the South London and Maudsley NHS?Foundation Trust that matches your experience and ambitions


Our teaching team have extensive experience delivering early intervention and researching the field. They'll provide an insight into the challenges they face and share their experiences.

We want to help you get the most out of the course - we'll talk to you about what you want to achieve and organise a clinical placement that matches your experience.

Who should take this course

This MSc is geared towards students eager to boost their expertise before applying for?clinical training or a PhD. But it's also ideal for?doctors, psychologists and nurses aiming to take their career to the next level.

Degree in medicine, psychology, nursing, professions allied to medicine (e.g. radiography) or a scientific degree such as biomedical science, neuroscience or computer science.



Course content

Required Modules:

Students on this course are required to take:

  • Introduction to Early Intervention in Psychosis (30 credits)
  • Pharmacological Interventions in Early Psychosis (30 credits)
  • Psychosocial Interventions in Early Psychosis (30 credits)
  • Research Methods in Early Psychosis (30 credits)
  • Research Project in Early Psychosis (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'‚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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