King's College London, University of London: Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology MSc

InstitutionKing's College London, University of London
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
Telephone +44 (0) 207 848 7000
Study type Taught


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.

  • 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.


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