Motivated to take a your next step towards clinical training, prepare for a PhD, or expand your expertise? We've designed this course to help you explore mental health and boost your research skills.
Many students join us after their undergraduate degree. But it's also a great opportunity for people with experience to move forward in their career.
- Choose a voluntary clinical placement to get experience working at South London & Maudsley Hospital one day a week
- Learn from leading experts and join small group tutorials led by PhD students
- Pick from eight optional modules. These cover everything from disaster response to psychological therapies
- Join one of our existing reseach project teams or develop your own research ideas
We have a team of academics and clinicians who lead the different modules on this course. Their diverse expertise gives you an insight into the wide spectrum of challenges in the field. Although this isn't a clinical course, we make learning relevant to practice. Our teaching equips you for further training, explains how research applies to practice, and keeps you up to speed with the latest research.
Who should take this course
Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, or an equivalent professional qualification.
Experience working in the mental health field is desirable but not essential.
Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
You are required to take the following modules:
- Basic Mental Health (30 credits)
A combination of modules in Research Methods (30 credits):
- Term 1: Introductory Statistics (15 credits) or Statistics for Mental Health Research (15 credits)
- Term 2: Advanced Statistics (15 credits) or Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits) or Systematic Reviews in Mental Health (15 credits) or Big Data in Mental Health Research (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
In addition, you take 60 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (30 credits)
- Psychological Therapies (30 credits)
- Social & Community Mental Health (30 credits)
- Women's Mental Health (30 credits)
- Psychology & Neuroscience of Addictions (15 credits)
- Psychology & Neuroscience of Psychosis (15 credits)
- Pharmacotherapies of Mental Health (15 credits)
- Small Group Tutorials (non-credit bearing)
- Voluntary Clinical Placements (non-credit bearing)
- 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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