King's College London

Course Introduction

This course will train graduates to take up roles within different organizations where knowledge of mental health is required by teaching subjects that are relevant to the characterisation of typical and atypical behaviour, the causes and development of mental health problems in children and young people (including neurodevelopmental disorders) and an understanding of the most standard psychological therapies used in clinical practice and available support service systems.

It will provide you with both a research and clinical focus. you will develop knowledge about the causes of typical and atypical psychological development, the standard psychological therapies and treatments available, and research methods and statistics relevant to this field.

It provides opportunities to develop your knowledge into different interests and career pathways. This may help you to prepare to study a PhD or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or to pursue employment in professional settings where subject knowledge is central to your work, e.g. in a science or academic career or in clinical settings. You will also develop skills to take up employment in other settings working with children and young people where knowledge of mental health problems and therapies are required. These could be employment in social care settings e.g. welfare officers in youth organisations, schools and community centers; as family support workers; or employment in the public sector e.g. police consultant, parliamentary officer of science and technology. You may also enter employment where subject knowledge is important to succeed in the job, but not the primary activity, e.g. employment in science communication/media within organisations involved with communicating health problems in young people to increase understanding of public awareness. Or, where learning from the degree is applied more broadly, e.g. role in government office of statistics; fundraiser for charity, science editor, industry.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £28,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have upper second degree in either Psychology or related disciplines (behavioral or biological sciences) and medicine or professions allied to medicine. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme they should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If they 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 any of 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 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 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