King's College London

Course Introduction

Explore child development, boost your research skills and learn to diagnose psychiatric disorders in children and young people. At King?s College London, you?ll be taught by leaders in the field and develop your skills through hands-on clinical placements.

We?ve designed this course for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists. But it?s also helpful for other professionals working with children such as nurses, social workers and teachers.

Description

Whether you?re relatively new to the field or already have years of experience, this course advances your knowledge and research skills in child development, therapeutic interventions and service models.

You?ll explore issues relating to child development, causes of child and adolescent disorders, and psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders.

To put your skills into action, you?ll complete a placement within South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. One of the key areas the Trust focuses on is supporting people who experience mental health problems early on in life.

We?ll also help you understand how to make an impact to mental health services through research. Using either quantitative or qualitative methodologies, you?ll explore an area of the field that really interests you and explain how your findings can be applied to practice.

Programme accreditations

This course has acquired credit internationally. Graduates are able to use the MSc to facilitate obtaining accreditation with statutory bodies in their home countries to work clinically in child and adolescent mental health.

Career prospects

Armed with an internationally recognised qualification, many of our graduates return to clinical practice where they apply their understanding of child mental health to their career.

Other students use this MSc as a stepping stone to further training or a PhD.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £28,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,250 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,250 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £14,390 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours 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. 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. 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.
  • 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