Applicants will be required to meet all the following criteria in accordance with LSBU Academic Regulations 2015/16 (LSBU 2015); which are the minimum qualifications normally required for entry to level 7. They are the following:
- Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered nurse or midwife or registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker or relevant professional role
- Employed within a health or social care environment
- An Honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject, with a minimum of one year post registration practice experience; or
- A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years post registration experience in a relevant field, or
- A professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma, or appropriate equivalent skills and experience.
- English Language: Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 6.5 for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS)
Where applicants are admitted to study the standalone module or a specific pathway, the same qualification requirements will normally apply as for the award-bearing courses at that level.
Applicants may also apply to have prior learning recognised through AP(E)L or transfer credit if this meets or exceeds the entry criteria for level 7.
Months of entry
This course offers the opportunity to gain a recognised postgraduate award at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level, enhancing your employability prospects.
This course has been designed as a positive response to the national imperative for more education and training for healthcare professionals in perinatal mental health, and has been designed to equip healthcare professionals who may require knowledge at different levels and to meet different service needs. Modules offer an opportunity to explore different aspects of perinatal mental health and to increase your knowledge and skills in relation to complex and challenging issues within perinatal mental health.
In addition, this course is also offered to non-health and social care professionals who have experience of working in the mental health or woman’s health field or voluntary organisations, who want the opportunity to engage with the wider issues of perinatal mental health.
Information for international students
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
Fees and funding
Possible fee changes
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study
If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- PgCert/ PgDip/ MSc
- part time12-48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries