King's College London

Course Introduction

This is a unique course for international and UK'based psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists, as well as allied professionals leading to enhanced clinical and research skills in child and adolescent mental health. Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health course is taught by leading figures in the field and offers comprehensive content with strong research and clinical focus.

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2017 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES).

Key benefits:

' Taught by leading academics in the field.

' Opportunity to engage in innovative research.

' Work with a variety of specialist clinicians.

' Obtain a course qualification which is internationally recognised.

' Supervised clinical placement.

' Innovative web'based clinical learning to supplement direct experience.

' Optional teaching in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Therapeutic Assessment for Self'Harm and Kiddie Schedule for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders.

Course Modules

Please see the Child & Adolescent Mental Health page on the King's online prospectus for details on modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in psychology/medicine/nursing/social work/education from a UK university or the overseas equivalent plus one year full time postgraduate experience working with children or adolescents with mental health problems. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also has substantial clinical experience
  • Applicants whose qualifications have been gained outside the UK will be checked by the Admissions Office to establish equivalency with these standards before an offer is sent and applicants will need to demonstrate at interview that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.