M.Sc. On Campus

Mental Health Studies

King's College London

12 months
31350 GBP/year
13380 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Mental Health Studies course at King's College London will equip you with the relevant knowledge in the field of mental health and provide you with the opportunity to examine one area further through both theoretical and empirical research.


While our Mental Health Studies course at King's College London offers mental health professionals a range of opportunities for continuing professional development, an equally high number of our students have not yet embarked on professional training. Some come with a relevant first degree, usually in psychology, and already have work experience in the mental health field. 

 Key benefits

  • Choice of eight optional modules on offer in a number of different mental health fields.
  • Regular contributions from practising clinicians, including world leading experts across all psychiatric specialties from the allied South London & Maudsley Hospital (SLaM), and from visiting specialist lecturers.
  • Well-established Voluntary Clinical Placements module within SLaM, the largest UK NHS Trust.
  • Opportunity to join existing research projects or develop your own research ideas.

Career prospects

Graduates pursue various careers in mental health, including clinical training, research assistant positions and PhD study.

After this MSc, you’ll have the skills you need to start a career in a variety of mental health areas. You’ll also be ready to apply for clinical training, research assistant positions, or PhD study.   

With a grounding in issues and debates in the field, you’ll be a great fit for roles outside the NHS and academia too. For example, you might work as a consultant helping government bodies respond to disasters. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Basic Mental Health
  • A combination of modules in Research Methods
  • Statistics for Mental Health Research
  • Advanced Statistics 
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Big Data in Mental Health Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, or an equivalent professional qualification. 
  • Experience working in the mental health field is desirable but not essential.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time 

  • Home/UK fees: £6,690 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £15,675 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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