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Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Course Description

The online Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health, and draws upon the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise and experience across the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN). This course will appeal to those looking for employment as graduate research workers; those looking to progress to PhD study; or those working in or planning to work in the mental health field, either as practitioners or in policy making. The course will also appeal to those with a personal interest in the area of psychology, neuroscience and mental health, and who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills base. Learning online wherever you are allows you to benefit from King’s College London’s world-class teaching from IoPPN, Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.

Key benefits

- You will benefit from the IoPPN’s multidisciplinary expertise - combining psychological and neuroscientific approaches, in addition to epidemiological and genetic research. This expertise covers science and research, education and clinical practice.

- You will be exposed first hand to the world-leading research and clinical practice conducted within King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

- You will be introduced to the methods used to understand the psychological, neurobiological and socio-environmental basis of mental health

- You will develop highly specialised knowledge, benefiting from cutting edge research in this field, and will also gain a deep understanding of the human and clinical manifestation of mental health related problems, incorporating an exploration of the perspectives of those experiencing mental health challenges.

- As the programme is taught online, you will be able to fit learning around your other commitments, allowing you maximum flexibility.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/psychology-and-neuroscience-of-mental-health-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

In this course, students will develop: a solid foundation of concepts and theories underpinning our current understanding of mental health and the variety of methods used in research and treatment; a clear understanding of the complementary relationship between psychological and neuroscientific approaches to the study and management of mental health problems; an understanding of different levels of analysis of the causes and mechanisms of mental health problems from the molecular and cellular to the social and environmental in a range of important mental health problems; an understanding of the ways in which current treatments work, both biological and psychological, and learn about new treatments that are emerging from cutting edge research; an understanding of the evidence base for comprehending the biological, psychological and socio-environmental factors important in the development and maintenance of mental health, and evidence underlining the development and efficacy of the range of treatments of mental health problems; and core core research and critical appraisal skills that will permit appreciation, interpretation and reporting of research evidence, as preparation for research or further training.

- Course purpose -

This course will benefit those looking for employment as a graduate research worker, and will also increase competitiveness for PhD training. It will also provide a stepping stone towards professional training as a mental health practitioner. It will enhance the career profile of those already working clinically in the field of mental health, by increasing understanding and knowledge of the subject area, which will help to inform clinical practice.

- Course format and assessment -

A combination of:

- Multiple choice examination
- Discussion board participation
- Coursework including essays and abstracts
- Online lectures and self-directed learning activities
- Video interviews

Career prospects

- This course will enhance the career profile of those already working clinically in the field of mental health, by increasing understanding and knowledge of the subject area, which will help to inform clinical practice.

- Transferable skills and knowledge form this course can benefit a number of career paths, including pharmaceutical, computing (including gaming), education and management.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert page on the King’s College London website for more details!

Student Profiles

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Masters Scholarships and bursaries - 20+ Awards

Masters ScholarshipsThe Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is offering a number of bursaries and scholarships to support students with the financial commitments of postgraduate study.The IoPPN is ranked 2nd in the world for psychiatry and Psychology (US News, Best Global Universities), and we are the largest centre in Europe for research in this area, offering a broad range of masters courses, taught by world-leading academics and clinicians, and housed in world-class facilities.At the IoPPN, we offer a truly interdisciplinary environment, with a history of excellence in research and education in the field spanning over 70 years. Our students benefit from outstanding clinical placements and superb networking, mentoring and career development opportunities. We welcome a diverse and vibrant community of students from all over the world, and we invite you to join us.

Value of Scholarship(s)

From £1000 - £25,000


We have awards available for UK/EU and International applicants applying for one of our full-time MSc programmes in the IoPPN at King’s College London, due to commence tin September 2017:
Go to the website for more information http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/study/prospective-students/Masters-Scholarships.aspx

Application Procedure

Go to the website for more information on eligibility and how to apply http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/study/prospective-students/Masters-Scholarships.aspx

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in any subject.Professional qualifications in an applied area including nursing or other non-medical health profession, counselling, psychotherapy or education may be considered. Applicants must have a pass (grades A* - C) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. Applicants presenting with demonstrable significant work experience in a related area may be considered. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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