King's College London

Course Introduction

Neuroscience is an exciting and emerging discipline which seeks to understand the most complex organ in the body ' the nervous system. Neuroscience is a modern, multidisciplinary subject. As such, it draws together knowledge and expertise from many areas of science, from molecular biology up to the psychological study of the mind.

This innovative qualification from King’s is taught 100% online over two years, and is therefore designed to fit around your work and life commitments. This postgraduate course will allow you to apply your neuroscience knowledge to real world settings. From the research lab to marketing and games design, the application of neuroscience has the potential to deepen your understanding of how the brain and the nervous system serves to drive our every thought, sensation and emotion.

Key Benefits

' The IoPPN at King’s at is Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry, psychology and basic and clinical neuroscience.

' Based on the same site as the world'famous Maudsley Hospital, our links with industry ensure that we remain at the forefront of research and healthcare delivery.

' 100% of our research impact and research environment has been rated world'leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

' Learn from high profile academics who are leaders in their field.

' Six entry points throughout the year, 100% online and taught part'time over two years, so you can balance study alongside work and life commitments.

' All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

' Achieve a Postgraduate Diploma in 16 months and an MSc in two years.

' With small class sizes, you benefit from close instructor interaction and collaboration with other students from everywhere in the world.

' The 100% online Applied Neuroscience Postgraduate Diploma and MSc programme allows you to benefit from an innovative and contemporary curriculum, whilst learning from our world'leading scientists.

Studying Applied Neuroscience MSc at King’s is ideal for people who either:

' Already come from a neuroscience or psychology background and wish to extend their knowledge and skills, and progress their career within this field.

' Do not necessarily have a science background, but wish to apply neuroscience knowledge to their field of work.

' Are looking to progress into research.

' Want to progress to a PhD or DClinPsy.

' Appreciate the flexibility of having six entry points throughout the year.

Course Modules

Please see the Applied Neuroscience page on the King's website for details on modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Online Study
Master of Science - MSc (PG)
2 years
Distance Learning
1 year
Distance Learning Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Qualifications required:

  • Standard
  • Academic/professional requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in any subject.
  • Candidates who achieved a 2:2 in their undergraduate degree will need to support their application with a one page personal statement and an academic reference.
  • Non-standard
  • 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. Such applicants must demonstrate competency by passing the Biological Foundations module in order to progress onto the postgraduate diploma or full MSc qualification.