King's College London

Course Introduction

This exciting and developing area looks at mental disorders from a neurological perspective. At King?s College London, our clinical and academic experts will help you get up to speed with the latest thinking in the field.

As part of the course, you?ll also have the chance to gain hands-on clinical experience. Because of our extensive links, we?re able to offer placements working in memory clinics, brain injury rehab, outpatient services and more.

Description

Clinical neuropsychiatry involves an exciting mix of scientific and clinical work. Because of the varied nature of the subject, it?s suitable for people from a range of backgrounds, whether you?ve just graduated from biomedical sciences or psychology, or you?re already working as a psychologist, psychiatrist, neurologist or other health professional.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has the country?s only inpatient neuropsychiatry unit dealing with complex patients with functional neurological disorders and brain injury. And King?s College Hospital hosts a range of specialist services, from deep brain simulation to management of motor neurone disease.

You?ll have access to a complete range of patients through our partnerships. Examples of services where clinical observerships may be possible include inpatient and outpatient neuropsychiatry, liaison psychiatry, memory clinics, epilepsy, stroke, brain injury rehab, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, motor neurone disease and functional neurological disorders. (Note that students cannot be guaranteed their first choice of observership).

Your dissertation is a chance to delve deeper into a subject you?re interested in. You?ll agree on a topic with your supervisor then carry out research using our state-of-the-art equipment.

Career prospects

You?ll graduate with a thorough knowledge to prepare you for a career in neuropsychiatry. But there are a wide range of other options that might suit you too.

You might use your new skills in your current career ? whether you?re a healthcare professional or working in a pharmaceutical organisation or in policy making. Some graduates also choose to progress to PhD study or go on to pursue the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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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: Essential - A degree in a relevant scientific or clinical subject, e.g. medicine, psychology, nursing or neuroscience (2:2 or above for non-medical degrees). Desirable - A professional qualification in mental health related field would be desirable. We will take into account mature students seeking to expand or change their area of clinical focus.
  • 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