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Course summary

Our Affective Disorders course has been created for a broad spectrum of students and mental health professionals who are interested in specialist training from world-class experts. You will study all aspects of affective disorders, ranging from their characterisation and assessment to the challenges in treating these conditions. Our course is designed to be interdisciplinary and its focus is on both biological and psychological aspects. It is therefore suitable for students who seek to broaden their knowledge beyond professional boundaries, such as medicine and psychology. Key benefits

  • Specialist careers for those interested in studying or researching affective disorders.
  • Valuable insight from internationally leading clinicians and scientists specialising in affective disorders.
  • An optional clinical observership in a key mental health service that treats patients with affective disorders (dependent on social distancing rules during the ongoing pandemic).


Please see the Affective Disorders page on the King's online prospectus for details on modules.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

Entry requirements

Degree in medicine, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, professions allied to medicine (e.g. radiography), or a scientific degree such as biomedical science, or neuroscience. A minimum 2:1 degree classification will be required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see the Affective Disorders page on the King's online prospectus for details on fees.

Sponsorship information

There are numerous scholarship and bursary opportunities at King's to support postgraduate study. Please visit the King's 'Fees and Funding' webpages for further information about the opportunities available to you.

Affective Disorders MSc at King's College London, University of London - UCAS