Taught course

Psychiatry (eLearning)

Cardiff University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Graduates in medicine from an approved university are eligible to apply. Applications from graduates in other health sciences, biological sciences or psychology are also welcomed. All psychiatric trainees working full-time or part-time in NHS posts are eligible to apply for the course. Overseas students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of English language competence (please see below). Selection of applicants to this course will be on the basis of a completed application form and referees’ recommendations. Selection criteria include academic results, psychiatric clinical experience, evidence of an interest in psychiatry and proven competence in English.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

The new MSc in Psychiatry e-Learning is a fully distance course with material specially prepared and supported by dedicated academic and technical staff.

Teaching material includes over 250 online lectures, a large number of simulated patient interviews, expert academic interviews, live tutorials, novel eLearning presentations, quizzes, course work and discussion groups. Most course text books and other materials are available online and supported by the School of Medicine's electronic library team. Student learning will be directed and supported by a course tutor.

The MSc in Psychiatry of Cardiff University aims to offer students from all backgrounds a well-rounded postgraduate education. We hope to provide the structure for junior psychiatrists in any location to achieve an understanding of current psychiatric thinking.

We also hope to provide first class teaching in Psychiatry for students from other academic or clinical backgrounds, which will allow them to understand the work of Psychiatrists and to work along side them, to work in a similar field or to carry out research in this area.

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Information for international students

An overall score of 6.5 in the British Council IELTS, with a minimum score of 6.5 in the written module;

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Dean Burnett
+44 (0)29 2074 4534