M.Sc. On Campus

Mental Health, Ethics and Law

King's College London

12 months
24660 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Mental Health, Ethics and Law MSc course at King's College London is delivered by two internationally recognised centres of excellence and provides an integrated, strongly interdisciplinary, education in mental health, ethics and law. 


The Mental Health, Ethics and Law MSc course at King's College London equips graduates to become leaders in healthcare, mental health law or policy. You will have the unique opportunity to study alongside others from a wide range of academic and professional disciplines at the heart of London’s legal and psychiatric world.

Key benefits

  • In-depth and integrated clinical, philosophical and legal analysis of key issues presented in the field of mental health.
  • Supported by the UK’s first Centre of Medical Law and Ethics and Europe’s largest centre for research and teaching in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience: the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
  • The centres are located in central London and maintain close links with national and international policy makers and leading legal, ethical and clinical practitioner communities.      

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Mental Health Law: The Civil Context 
  • Mental Health Ethics
  • Concepts of Psychiatry
  • Pro-social and Anti-social Behaviour across the Lifespan
  • Risk Management, Treatment and Services for Mentally Disordered Persons
  • The Concept of Mental Disorder
  • Narrative Medicine

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We expect a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. law, medicine, philosophy, psychology, theology, social science, one of the life sciences, or nursing studies) OR a qualification appropriate to the programme in medicine (or international equivalent); or a professional mental health qualification.
  • A personal statement is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages).
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
  • You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24660 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home/EU fees: £5,520 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £12,330 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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