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Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology MSc

King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

Full time See Course MSc Full-time: One Year

About the course

You will develop knowledge about the genetic and environmental causes of typical and atypical psychological development, the standard psychological therapies and treatments available, and research methods and statistics relevant to this field. The course will provide you with both a research and clinical focus.

Benefit from comprehensive coverage of the field exploring how biological, behavioural and cognitive processes, along with family and wider social forces, can affect typical and atypical development. The course is ideal if you plan to work/are working in mental health with young people, plan to study for a PhD, or if you are looking to progress to the DClinPsy. Placements and clinical observerships are available.

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Entry Requirements

Upper second degree in either Psychology or related disciplines (behavioral or biological sciences) and medicine or professions allied to medicine.

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.

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The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is offering a number of scholarships to support students with the financial commitments of postgraduate study. The scholarships are available for all full-time Home/EU and international fee status students undertaking a Postgraduate Taught (PGCert, PGDip or MSc) course at the IoPPN, starting in Sept 2020.

You will be assessed on the strength of your application to your chosen Postgraduate Taught programme and your IoPPN Scholarship Application Form including:

Academic qualifications and merit
Relevant clinical and/or work experience
Personal Statement (you should explain why the programme of study to which you have applied is appropriate for you and your intended progression at the end of the course)

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 February 2020

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000, and £5,000 each.


These awards are open to UK/EU and International applicants. Please see the website for a full list of requirements.

Application Procedure

You must submit an online admissions application for one of the IoPPN Postgraduate Taught programmes. Once you have applied for your chosen programme, please complete the scholarship application form and email to Dr Juliet Foster

The deadline for scholarship applications for academic year 2020/2021 is Friday 28 February 2020.

You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ in order to be considered for funding. To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the programme applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores. However, you do not need to have received an offer from your chosen programme to apply for a scholarship. Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships. If you have already paid your deposit, you will still be considered for a scholarship. You may apply to, and hold, other scholarship schemes at King’s.

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