King's College London

Course Introduction

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES).

Take the next step towards a fulfilling career as a family therapist. Our course gives you the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to be confident working across adult and child mental health settings.

Through extensive supervised work with families, you?ll build on the knowledge you gained during intermediate level training. With small class sizes and supportive tutors, you?ll come away ready to tackle new challenges ? whether in your existing career or as a registered systemic psychotherapist.

Description

This course is suitable for people from a wide range of backgrounds including psychologists, social workers, or nurses. You?ll need to have completed your intermediate level training in family therapy or systemic practice.

You?ll build your theoretical knowledge through lectures and tutorials, taught by experts in each field. As your knowledge grows, you?ll explore a topic in more detail through an empirical project or a systematic review in your dissertation. Then apply your knowledge in practical settings ? whether on placement or in your own work environment.

The course is accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy. We follow their guidelines for your training, but we also try to go beyond the basics to prepare you for any eventuality. Our clinical groups are across adult and child services and we cover a number of specialist areas, including psychosis and mood disorders.

If you join us full-time, we?ll arrange a placement for you at a service related to your career goals. If you?re part-time, you?ll spend some of your time in your own organisation, but you?ll also have the chance to experience another service through the course.

Career prospects

When you complete the course you can register with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and work as a systemic family therapist. You could look for jobs in the NHS, social care, charities, or even set up your own independent practice.

Our students have great prospects, with many gaining work soon after they finish the course. King?s graduates have gone on to work for the likes of the Institute of Mental Health and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.

But the options don?t stop there. Many of our graduates work abroad, either returning to their home countries with new perspectives, or living somewhere new for a change of career.

Some students join us to learn new skills for their existing career. Being able to confidently help couples and families will be useful in a huge range of health and social care roles.

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: A Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject e.g. psychology, medicine, social work, social science, mental health nursing studies or education and/or professional qualification in a mental health-related programme. Applications from candidates who have achieved a comparable academic level through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for admission may also be considered. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • 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