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Course summary

You will develop knowledge about the genetic and environmental 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 research and clinical focus. Benefit from comprehensive coverage of the field exploring how biological (genetic), 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, plan to study for a PhD, or if you are looking to progress to the DClinPsy. Placements and clinical observations are available. Key benefits

  • 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 familiar with the latest scientific results and debates surrounding the “nature and nurture” of psychological and psychopathological conditions.
  • Become skilled in using state-of-the-art research methods skills, such as those in behavioural and statistical genetics, and access world renowned longitudinal data sets.
  • Learn from world-leading researchers/ clinicians at the IoPPN, with twelve of the world’s most highly cited scientists in this field e.g., Robin Murray, Robert Plomin.
  • King’s is ranked second in the world for psychology and psychiatry – US News, Best Global Universities.


Entry requirements

Upper second degree in either Psychology or related disciplines (behavioral or biological sciences) and medicine or professions allied to medicine. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding
Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology MSc at King's College London, University of London - UCAS