King's College London

Course Introduction

Neurodevelopmental disorders start very early in life ? often even before birth. On this course, you?ll explore their causes and how we can effectively manage autism and ADHD.

Studying within the IOPPN, you?ll learn from experts leading the way in the field, creating new treatments and improving practice through groundbreaking research.

Description

On this course, you?ll develop your understanding of 'neurotypical' brain development. This will help you understand the biological basis of neurodevelopmental disorders and the impact they have. At the same time, we?ll look at areas like intellectual disability and research methods.

A real highlight of this course is learning how research can be applied to practice. To help you understand the latest advances in the field, we?ll discuss different brain imaging methods and basic genetics. And, for your research project, we?ll challenge you to look at a current issue in more detail.

Many students on this course join us after completing their BSc ? this is normally in psychology or another science. But, if you?re already working in the field, studying this course part time is a great opportunity to learn from experts and arm yourself with expertise for your role.

If you?ve come straight from your degree, you might not have any practical experience yet. But, with a placement as part of the course, we can guarantee that you?ll spend time in a clinic that specifically deals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

King?s is a joint lead on Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials (AIMS-2-Trials), the world?s largest autism grant. As a student at King?s, you?ll work alongside the experts ? and you might even decide to use the data for your dissertation project.

By the end of the course, you?ll have an expert understanding of the theory, evidence, and practice behind neurodevelopmental disorders. We?ll also make sure you?re confident carrying out research that could move the field forward.

Career prospects

At the end of the course, you?ll have built expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders and understand how research has the potential to influence practice.

If you?re already working in neurodevelopmental sciences, you?ll be able to apply what you learn on the course to your role straight away. With a better understanding of disorders, you?ll be able to make a bigger impact on the lives of the patients you work with.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,300 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,300 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £28,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,150 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,150 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £14,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Medical degree, or a Bachelor?s degree with First or Upper Second Class Honours 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall, minimum 169 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall; minimum 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92