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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Learn the latest thinking from our experts at the Centre for Affective Disorders. Then use your own insight to enhance your practice or research. Whether you have a psychology or medical background, this course allows you to expand your expertise or begin a new chapter in your career.

Key benefits

A unique opportunity to study the causes and treatments of affective disorders

Take part in a clinical observership that gives you first-hand experience observing presentations, treatments and outcomes in a specialised affective disorder service

Get insight from the latest research at the KCL Centre for Affective Disorders

Specialise in a range of disorders linked to your career – whether you’re a psychiatrist, psychologist, GP or pharmaceutical scientist in the UK or overseas.


Explore the causes and treatments for a full range of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder. Our course is one of the only specialist graduate degrees to focus exclusively on affective disorders.

King’s is home to the Centre for Affective Disorders. The teaching staff on your course are also members of the research group, so you’ll have access to expertise in all aspects of the subject. Combined with the latest findings in psychiatry, psychology, genetics, neuroscience and biostatistics, you’ll develop a broad knowledge of the behaviours and symptoms of different disorders.

Your research project gives you a chance to explore a topic in real depth. You can choose from a range of subjects based around the expertise in our faculty, or develop your own project based on your interests.

Career prospects

Your grasp of affective disorders will be useful in a range of career directions.

Our graduates have progressed on to Research Assistant positions, Well-Being Practitioner roles, IAPT training, further MSc courses, and PhD studies and the programme is often considered a useful stepping stone for those wishing to apply for a place on a Clinical Psychology doctorate training course in the future.

You could also move into policy work or enhance your existing career in a clinical environment.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 29,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 35 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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