Taught course

War and Psychiatry

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

Entry requirements

Applicants should have either:

  • A first degree or equivalent in medicine or psychology; or
  • A first degree in any subject; or
  • Other qualifications and experience which demonstrate an ability to undertake the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc in War & Psychiatry will introduce you to ways of understanding how individuals, both members of the armed forces and civilians, prepare for and cope with psychological trauma. It is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to explore the field of human conflict. Drawing on multidisciplinary expertise, you will have the opportunity to compare the experiences of different nations to explore both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. The course is ideal for careers in military psychiatry and related NGOs, emergency and antiterrorist services.

Key benefits

  • You will gain an understanding of how people prepare themselves for war, cope during conflict and adjust to peacetime life.
  • You will be taught by internationally recognised researchers and clinicians.
  • You will learn not only about the psychological effects on soldiers fighting on the front line but also how civilians cope when subjected to the trauma of war or acts of terrorism.
  • You will examine the psychology of conflict through different cultures.
  • You will develop knowledge and skills not necessarily provided by clinical training.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
warandpsychiatry@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7848 0682