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Masters degrees in Psychopharmacology involve advanced study of chemical substances’ psychological and behavioural effects on the human mind and body.
Related subjects include Abnormal & Clinical Psychology, Molecular Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as Pharmacology, Medicine or Psychology.
Psychopharmacologists are interested in the effects that drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking and behaviour, and whether certain substances have psychoactive properties.
For example, you could explore links between clinical drugs and long-term side effects, such the proposed correlation between the contraceptive pill and depression.
Alternatively, you might investigate how hallucinogenics and narcotics affect an individual’s reality. You could also consider their long-term impact, asking whether hallucinations create false memories or examining the link between narcotics and paranoia.
Careers are extremely broad, with possible routes including diagnostics and psychotherapy, social work and counselling, or forensic applications such as rehabilitation and probation services. Other careers include public administration and policy-making.
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This programme has been developed in Partnership with the Local Mental Health Foundation University Trust. It offers a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which will help you develop as a clinician in psychiatric practice.
The Abnormal and Clinical Psychology course aims to provide a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology within healthcare settings and prepares students for professional clinical training.
This programme teaches advanced experimental approaches to dissecting the mechanisms of drug action (pharmacology), a science that has seen innovative theoretical and technical development at UCL for over a century.
Neuropharmacology is the study of the effect of drugs on the brain. Research into diseases of the brain (e.g. schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s Disease) and their treatment continues at an unprecedented rate.
MSc Clinical Pharmacy is a two-year, part-time distance learning course specially designed for pharmacists employed in a healthcare setting, who want to enhance their clinical pharmacy knowledge and practice skills.
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links allow our students to meet with many potential employers, and our staff to ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.