Taught course

Early Intervention in Psychosis

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

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Entry requirements

2:1 degree in medicine, psychology, nursing, professions allied to medicine (e.g. radiography) or a scientific degree such as biomedical science, neuroscience or computer science.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our unique Early Intervention in Psychosis course provides world- class specialised training in the early identification and clinical treatment of psychosis, focusing on the detection and management of early symptoms. This approach is highly effective in reducing the long-term impact of psychotic illness. You will learn the relevant skills in early intervention and other areas of mental health.

Key Benefits

  • The only MSc in Early Intervention in Psychosis worldwide.
  • Integrated approach including biological, psychological and social perspectives.
  • You will acquire expertise and experience applicable to all areas of mental health.
  • Taught by clinicians and academics who have carried out pioneering work in this area.
  • Opportunity to develop your own research ideas or join existing research projects.
  • Individually tailored clinical placement in the National Health Service (NHS).
  • You will receive training and support with your career planning and progression.

Early intervention is an evidence-based approach that combines psychosocial treatment with medication. Because of its success, it’s now a crucial part of mental health services worldwide.

We’ve designed this course to help you explore psychosis from biological, psychological and social perspectives. You’ll learn to detect early symptoms and treat them, then put your skills into action on a clinical placement in the NHS (guaranteed to all students).

As part of this course, you’ll also complete a quantitative or qualitative research project. Past students have explored genetics of early psychosis, the use of neuroimaging, and predictors of psychotic relapses.

This MSc is geared towards students eager to boost their expertise before applying for clinical training or a PhD. But it’s also ideal for doctors, psychologists and nurses aiming to take their career to the next level.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Andrea Mechelli
Email
a.mechelli@kcl.ac.uk