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

Course Overview

Looking to take your career in a new direction? Or maybe you want to enhance your skills with some specialist knowledge. This course is the ideal first step into family therapy, whether you've just graduated or you've been working professionally for decades.

During lectures and tutorials, you'll learn from clinicians with experience in a wide range of approaches. Their focus is on evidence-based practice and good therapeutic relationships. You'll have the chance to apply your new knowledge during your placement.

Key benefits:

  • Make the most of our extensive library and electronic access to all the major journals
  • The course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy so you can choose to register as a systemic practitioner
  • You'll have lots of contact time with clinical experts experienced across mental health and social care for all ages
  • Learn the practical and theoretical skills you'll need for the next step of qualifying level training
  • Suitable for students of any clinical or care background, with any level of experience

Who should take this course

Suitable for students at all levels of their career. Sometimes we get clinical psychologists who have just finished their training and want to work with families. Other times people are social workers for 30 years and decide to do some more training.


Grad Cert

Course content

Required Modules:

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 75 credits.

Students on this course are required to take:

  • Theories informing systemic practice with Families and Couples (15 credits)
  • Systemic Practice with Families and Couples (30 credits)
  • Clinical Practice (15 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, there is a 0 credit optional module:

  • An Introduction to Adult & Child & Adolescent Mental Health (0 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.