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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Neurodevelopmental disorders start very early in life – often even before birth. On this course, you’ll explore their causes and how we can effectively manage autism and ADHD.

Studying within the IOPPN, you’ll learn from experts leading the way in the field, creating new treatments and improving practice through groundbreaking research.


On this course, you’ll develop your understanding of 'neurotypical' brain development. This will help you understand the biological basis of neurodevelopmental disorders and the impact they have. At the same time, we’ll look at areas like intellectual disability and research methods.

A real highlight of this course is learning how research can be applied to practice. To help you understand the latest advances in the field, we’ll discuss different brain imaging methods and basic genetics. And, for your research project, we’ll challenge you to look at a current issue in more detail.

Many students on this course join us after completing their BSc – this is normally in psychology or another science. But, if you’re already working in the field, studying this course part time is a great opportunity to learn from experts and arm yourself with expertise for your role.

If you’ve come straight from your degree, you might not have any practical experience yet. But, with a placement as part of the course, we can guarantee that you’ll spend time in a clinic that specifically deals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

King’s is a joint lead on Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials (AIMS-2-Trials), the world’s largest autism grant. As a student at King’s, you’ll work alongside the experts – and you might even decide to use the data for your dissertation project.

By the end of the course, you’ll have an expert understanding of the theory, evidence, and practice behind neurodevelopmental disorders. We’ll also make sure you’re confident carrying out research that could move the field forward.

Career prospects

At the end of the course, you’ll have built expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders and understand how research has the potential to influence practice.

If you’re already working in neurodevelopmental sciences, you’ll be able to apply what you learn on the course to your role straight away. With a better understanding of disorders, you’ll be able to make a bigger impact on the lives of the patients you work with.

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

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 103 4

    25th out of 35 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    172 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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