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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


The MSc in Family Therapy offers a comprehensive clinical training, including extensive supervised work with families in both adult and child mental health settings. The course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy.

Course detail

The Family Therapy course is designed for professionals working in mental health and social care settings who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in working with families, couples and wider systems. Those who are qualified as mental health nurses, GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists are eligible to apply if they have significant prior clinical experience and have completed an Association for Family Therapy Accredited Intermediate Level training in Family Therapy/ Systemic Practice or equivalent. Graduates of the course are eligible for registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as Family and Systemic Psychotherapists and take up employment in NHS, Social care and Third Sector settings or practice independently. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Teaching and assessment

The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work (presentation of clinical work- Viva Voce). The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules. The Family Therapy MSc confers eligibility for application for registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

Career prospects

Our course prepares students for registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a systemic family therapist. Our graduates go on to work within the NHS or similar settings. Successful graduates can apply for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy posts and work privately.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 31,350per 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

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