24 months
9000 GBP/year
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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




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 Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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.


  • Applicants presenting with demonstrable significant work experience in a related area may be considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Postgraduate Certificate -  £6,000
  • Postgraduate Diploma - £12,000
  • MSc - £18,000
  • Module - £1,500
Tuition fees consist of individual modular payments. 


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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