Taught course (will run subject to approval)


University of Brighton · Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate qualification and will be expected to demonstrate an ability to study at Master's level (assessed by interview and/or production of a short piece of written work as necessary).

Trainees entering the HEKSS psychiatry core training programme will be expected to enrol on the first year of this course.

Applications from non-medical staff who have been working for a minimum of two years in mental health related posts will also be considered.

This course is only open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Psychiatry course is run in collaboration with Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The first year of the course follows the Royal College of Psychiatrist's core knowledge curriculum, with an opportunity to exit with a PGCert. The second year incorporates development of wider clinical professional skills in leadership and teaching. The third year provides a structured research opportunity within the mental health field, working towards completion of a dissertation.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
up to 60 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
01273 644644