Research course

Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science

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

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class honours degree from a United Kingdom university or the overseas equivalent. Applicants whose qualifications have been gained outside the United Kingdom need to demonstrate that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate. All applicants need to possess an adequate level of English competence. Please contact the Education Support Team for further information.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The department's research programme encompasses two principal themes, major mental disorders and antisocial behaviour; and personality disorders and antisocial behaviour and two minor themes that focus on people with learning disabilities and those with brain damage who engage in antisocial behaviour. The department runs three MSc programmes (Clinical Forensic Psychiatry, Clinical Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Science), the last of which is designed as a first step to a PhD. The department also organises a comprehensive programme of educational events coordinated by the Forensic Mental Health Teaching Unit.

Department specialisms

Please visit the website.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please see the link below and click on Admissions:

Fees and funding

Students are generally self-funded. Potential sources of funding include the MRC and the Department of Health National Programme in Forensic Mental Health.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

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