King's College London

Course Introduction

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2017 and 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES).

People who experience a psychotic illness, such?as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder of psychotic depression, can and do recover, but identifying and?treating symptoms early is vital to long-term recovery.

Our Early Intervention in?Psychosis MSc is the only one of its kind in the world. You?ll learn how to identify and treat?psychosis using a holistic and people-centred approach, and you will acquire clinical expertise that is invaluable in all areas of mental health.

Description

Early intervention is an evidence-based approach that combines psychosocial treatment with medication. Because of its success, it?s now a crucial part of mental health services worldwide.

We?ve designed this course to help you explore psychosis from biological, psychological and social perspectives. You?ll learn to detect early symptoms and treat them, then put your skills into action on a clinical placement in the NHS (guaranteed to all students).

As part of this course, you?ll also complete a quantitative or qualitative research project. Past students have explored genetics of early psychosis, the use of neuroimaging, and predictors of psychotic relapses.

This MSc is geared towards students eager to boost their expertise before applying for?clinical training or a PhD. But it?s also ideal for?doctors, psychologists and nurses aiming to take their career to the next level.

Career prospects

You?ll develop expertise and experience relevant to all areas of mental health. After graduating, you?ll be in a strong position to pursue a career in a range of mental health areas.

Most of our students go on to clinical psychology training (e.g. DClinPsy), other clinical training (e.g. IAPT), or a research position (e.g. PhD).

Clinicians completing this programme will have boosted career prospects. Many also secure clinical research positions.

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: Degree in medicine, psychology, nursing, professions allied to medicine (e.g. radiography) or a scientific degree such as biomedical science, neuroscience or computer science. 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