Taught course


University of Brighton · Brighton and Sussex Medical School

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate qualification and will be expected to demonstrate an ability to study at Masters 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. However, please note the MSc Psychiatry is a purely academic course which provides advanced professional education for trainees in psychiatry or other healthcare professionals wishing to develop their interest in psychiatry. The course does not provide a qualification for practice as a Psychiatrist in the UK or overseas.

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.

Information for international students

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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