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King's College London, University of London: Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry MSc

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


Our Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology and Psychiatry MSc course takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to the study of how genetics and the environment ('nature and nurture') combine during human development to produce behaviour, diseases and psychiatric disorders. You will study three required modules and undertake a research project on one of the broad range of subject areas relevant to the course.

Key benefits

  • Offers specialised interdisciplinary graduate training in several subject areas and research methods.

  • Taught by the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, a department recognised as a world-leader in the field of interdisciplinary studies in psychology, psychiatry and behaviour.

  • Opportunity to attend the weekly SGDP Centre research seminars led by renowned researchers, such as Professor Francesca Happé, Professor Robert Plomin and Professor Sir Michael Rutter.

  • Extensive collaborations within King’s as well as with other universities.

  • Study with students from from diverse and rich backgrounds.

  • Access to large sets of data for populations who have been studied and followed up over many years.

  • Located in a beautiful modern building designed to foster interaction.

  • Our state-of-the-art molecular genetics laboratory provides a complete suite of resources for research.


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