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Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health

King's College London

8 months
18000 GBP/year
18000 GBP/year
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The online Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health course at King's College London aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health.


By drawing on the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise and experience across our world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health course at King's College London will appeal to those with a personal interest in the area of psychology, neuroscience and mental health, and who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills base.

Key Benefits

  • The course is delivered 100 per cent online. Students work in small, interactive classes with academic staff, and also receive additional support and guidance.
  • Cutting edge expertise: impact of the IoPPN’s work was 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent, and our research environment was judged as 100 per cent world leading (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
  • Online access to teaching materials developed from experts across Kings College London, providing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective of important mental health problems.
  • Support to develop and demonstrate research and critical appraisal skills that will permit appreciation, interpretation and reporting of research evidence, as preparation for research or further education.

Career prospects

At King’s you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field. 

 The Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc will:

  • Benefit those wishing to become a graduate research worker, and will optimise opportunities for PhD training. It will also provide a stepping stone towards professional training as a mental health practitioner.
  • Enhance the career profile of those already working clinically in the field of mental health by increasing understanding and knowledge of the subject area which will help to inform clinical practice.
  • Provide transferable skills and knowledge that can benefit a number of career paths.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biological Foundations of Mental Health 
  • Techniques in Neuroscience 
  • Psychological Foundations of Mental Health 
  • Mental Health in the Community
  • Research Skills: Research Integrity & Ethics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in any subject.


  • A bachelor's degree with 2:2 honours in any subject. Applicants must provide a personal statement and one reference addressing their academic achievement.
  • Professional qualifications in an applied area including nursing or other non-medical health profession, counselling, psychotherapy or education may be considered. Applicants must have a pass (grades A*-C) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      18000 GBP/year
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      Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 8 months.
    • National

      18000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 8 months.
    • Postgraduate Certificate -  £6,000
    • Postgraduate Diploma - £12,000
    • MSc - £18,000


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