Taught course

Affective Disorders

King's College London · Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

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


By 2020, affective disorders are predicted to be the second leading contributor to the global burden of disease. Our Affective Disorders MSc is one of the few options for specialist training in the field.

Learn the latest thinking from our experts at the Centre for Affective Disorders. Then use your own insight to enhance your practice or research. Whether you have a psychology or medical background, this course allows you to expand your expertise or begin a new chapter in your career.

Key benefits

  • · A unique opportunity to study the causes and treatments of affective disorders
  • · Take part in a clinical observership that gives you first-hand experience observing presentations, treatments and outcomes in a specialised affective disorder service
  • · Get insight from the latest research at the KCL Centre for Affective Disorders
  • · Specialise in a range of disorders linked to your career – whether you’re a psychiatrist, psychologist, GP or pharmaceutical scientist in the UK or overseas


Our teaching staff are active researchers and experienced clinicians, many of them are involved in the Centre for Affective Disorders. We also bring in experts in related areas to give lectures on specific topics.

The course involves a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. Teaching is often in small groups, so you get a high level of support.

Find out more by joining us at one of our Postgraduate Open Evenings

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 7848 7000