Research course

Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science

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

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit (or international equivalents)

Some applicants may be interviewed to ensure their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.

All applicants need to meet the College English language requirements (see right)

Applicants not applying for an advertised studentship must attached confirmation of support from your proposed supervisor to your application.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

We are one of the few teams in the world bringing together experts in brain development and antisocial behaviour. Our research team members sit on National and International steering and advisory groups (including UK government task forces on ADHD, autism and offenders). We also hold numerous project and programme grants from the EU, the MRC, the Wellcome Trust and NIH (USA).

To find out more please go to the Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences home page. The IoP has close links with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, including the well known Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals, which makes it the largest academic community in Europe devoted to the advancement of psychiatry. We have links with several other Mental Health Trusts including high and medium secure units and forensic community teams.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Further details of qualification

Accelerated PT rates available - email for further information.

Course contact details

Forensic Mental Health Teaching Unit
+44 (0)20 7848 0624