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Our MSc in War & Psychiatry will introduce you to ways of understanding how individuals, both members of the armed forces and civilians, prepare for and cope with psychological trauma. It is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to explore the field of human conflict. Drawing on multidisciplinary expertise, you will have the opportunity to compare the experiences of different nations to explore both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. The course is ideal for careers in military psychiatry and related NGOs, emergency and antiterrorist services.
The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.
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This course will give you a critical understanding of the complex methodological, ethical, historical, medical, cultural and empirical aspects of military psychiatry. You will also develop an ability to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in the history, development and practice of military psychiatry.
The course, which can be taken either in one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), places military psychiatry in its appropriate cultural, historical and social context and leads to an internationally recognised qualification.
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
War and Psychiatry
Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (330 hours)
Advanced Concepts of Military Psychiatry
Lectures (10 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (14 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (366 hours)
Civilians and Extreme Trauma: The Impact of Warfare, Disasters and Political Repression
Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (0 hours) | Self-study time (340 hours)
Lectures (10 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (2 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (0 hours) | Self-study time (588 hours)
The above is based on 27 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Students are assessed on their coursework. Coursework can include written assignments such as essays and portfolios. Some optional modules offered by the Department of War Studies may include an examination.
Examination (0%) | Coursework (100%) | Practical (0%)
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England
Much of the course content is of a practical nature designed to inform the assessment and treatment of psychological casualties. In addition, our course has invited speakers from the armed forces, military charities and the emergency services. Presentations are given by the IoPPN’s Careers Consultant and individual meetings with students can be arranged to explore job opportunities.
Visit the War and Psychiatry - MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!
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