24 months
1575 GBP/module
1575 GBP/module
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This innovative online Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health programme from King's College London provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of the current understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health. 

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By studying online Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health programme from King's College London you will be taught by some of the world’s leading educators, clinicians and scientists and benefit from cutting edge research into the causes and treatment of mental health problems. 

This multidisciplinary approach offers a unique perspective and will allow you to develop your insight and understanding of this fascinating topic.​

Why study psychology and neuroscience at King's?

  • The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has an unrivalled reputation in mental health and related sciences. It is Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry and related disciplines.
  • Based on the same site as the world-famous Maudsley Hospital, our links with local NHS Trusts and industry ensure that we remain at the forefront of research and healthcare delivery.
  • 100% of the research impact and research environment has been rated world-leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Benefits of online learning:

  • Flexibility so you can study while you work to achieve your aspirations without taking a break from your career.
  • Six entry points throughout the year allows you to fit learning around your other commitments. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.
  • Achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in as little as 8 months, a Postgraduate Diploma in 16 months and an MSc in 2 years.  
  • With small class sizes, you benefit from close instructor interaction and collaboration with other students.
  • As an online student, you will benefit from small class sizes, receive support from Teaching Fellows and be taught by international leaders in their field.

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 in Mental Health
  • Techniques in Neuroscience
  • Psychological Foundations in Mental Health
  • Mental Health in the Community
  • Research Skills: Research Integrity & Ethics 
  • Research Skills: Reviewing & Critical Analysis
  • Research Skills: Methods & Procedures
  • Research Skills: Analysis & Reporting

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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180 alternative credits
  • MSc – modules totalling 180 credits
  • PG Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Certificate – modules totalling 60 credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at King's College London and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree (or above) in any subject area or international equivalent.
  • Degree certificates or transcripts will be required when submitting the application. Those with a 2:2 will also need to submit a personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1575 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1575 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    1575 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1575 GBP per module during 24 months.

Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. In the 2022/23 Academic Year modules will be charged at £1,575 per module. In the 2023/24 Academic Year modules will be charged at £1,654.

The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

  • Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules
  • Master of Science: 12 modules

Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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