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Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology MSc

King's College London, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

You will develop knowledge about the causes of typical and atypical psychological development, the standard psychological therapies and treatments available, and research methods and statistics relevant to this field. The course will provide you with both a research and clinical focus.

Benefit from comprehensive coverage of the field exploring how biological, behavioural and cognitive processes, along with family and wider social forces, can affect typical and atypical development. The course is ideal if you plan to work/are working in mental health with young people, or you are looking to progress to the DClinPsy or a PhD. Placements and clinical observerships are available.

Description:

The course will train graduates to take up roles within different organizations where knowledge of mental health is required by teaching subjects that are relevant to the characterisation of typical and atypical behaviour, the causes and development of mental health problems in children and young people (including neurodevelopmental disorders) and an understanding of the most standard psychological therapies used in clinical practice and available support service systems. In addition, the course will provide you with a solid understanding of the most recent research methods applied in this area.

  • Learn how to characterise typical and atypical behaviours across the life span.
  • Learn how to identify, describe and manage behavioural traits in common disorders such as Autism and ADHD.
  • Become skilled in using state-of-the-art research methods skills, and access world-renowned longitudinal data sets.
  • Explore ways in which technology could help improve coordination, quality, personalization and geographical reach of care.
  • Learn from world-leading researchers/clinicians at the IoPPN, with 12 of the world’s most highly cited scientists in this field eg Robin Murray, Robert Plomin, Michael Rutter.
  • King’s is ranked 2nd in the world for psychology and psychiatry - US News, Best Global Universities.

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

    20th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    184 86%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    13th

    6

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