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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES).

Discover how people prepare themselves for conflict and protect themselves from extreme stress. Then explore how to resolve the resulting psychological disorders.

Whether you’ve studied psychology, nursing, or history, our multidisciplinary and multinational course will help you explore pressing issues across the field of war, conflict, and terrorism.

Key benefits:

Hear from expert researchers and guest speakers in the military, emergency services, and counter-terrorism

Roots dating back to 1916 when Maudsley Hospital opened to treat shell-shocked soldiers

Develop specialist knowledge to inform your career – whether that’s clinical, academic, military, or charity

Discoveries from the world-leading King’s Centre for Military Health Research feed into the course.


How do members of the armed forces and civilians cope with the psychological trauma of war? To answer this complex question and more, you’ll explore existing literature, the latest research, and the development and practice of military psychiatry.

We’ll help you compare the psychology of different nations and look at the subject from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Then you’ll reflect on how this relates to work in psychiatry, NGOs, emergency, or anti-terrorist services.

You’ll complete a dissertation which gives you a chance to personalise the course to your own interests. This will also challenge you to identify, plan and propose solutions to problems at the forefront of the field.

Career prospects:

With such a diverse of backgrounds, our graduates have a huge range of career destinations across academia, the armed forces, and the public sector.

Some apply the knowledge from the course to clinical work. Some are interested in the historical side of the subject. Others are working in policy or charity.

We organise regular presentations and individual meetings, to help you understand the opportunities your degree opens for you, and to discuss the next steps in your career.

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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