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Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences MSc


Course Description

The overall aim of the programme is to develop a holistic understanding of the aetiology and clinical management of neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan, with a focus on the adult population. Based at the IoPPN and next door to the Maudsley Hospital, students will be at the heart of Europe's largest institute for psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.

Key benefits

- Based at the IoPPN and next door to the Maudsley Hospital, students will be at the heart of Europe's largest institute for psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.

- The programme includes a compulsory placement in a clinical service, giving experience in advance of seeking work.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/clinical-neurodevelopmental-sciences-msc.aspx

Course detail

The Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences course includes a clinical placement so that you can build your experience in a clinical environment as well as via teaching and research. Upon completion, you will acquire a systematic understanding of theory, research and practice in neurodevelopmental disorders, develop a critical awareness of contemporary debates and current problems in the field, develop skills of independent learning, critical appraisal and research, apply these systematically in evaluating different forms of evidence and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills gained to current and/or future specialist areas.

- Course purpose -

Students who complete the course will be able to:

- acquire a systematic understanding of theory, research and practice in neurodevelopmental disorders;
- develop a critical awareness of contemporary debates and current problems in the field;
- develop skills of independent learning, critical appraisal and research;
- apply these systematically in evaluating different forms of evidence;
- apply the knowledge, understanding and skills gained to current and/or future specialist areas

- Format and assessment -

The programme is delivered via a mix of lectures, tutorials, self-learning, presentations and groups.

Assessment varies from module to module but includes a written dissertation, a poster presentation, essays and a case report.

Career prospects

Graduates are expected to further their academic career (e.g. apply for a PhD) or enter a career in areas such as clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy or nursing with expertise neurodevelopmental disorders.

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 Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A Medical degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with First or Upper Second Class Honours (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Mental Health Nursing. Applicants with a professional qualification and some years of relevant work experience may be considered if they do not otherwise meet the entry criteria. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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