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Entry requirements

  • Students should have an honours degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject (i.e. health related, pure science or social science) from an approved institution of higher education.
  • Students normally have at least two years post qualifying clinical experience in practice or proof of equivalent experience in practice.
  • Be working in, or able to access a practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes.
  • Have identified a work based mentor, who will support and guide your development throughout the course.
  • Be able to provide two references (one practice/work and one academic).
  • Be able to satisfy the course leader that you are competent to pursue the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Personality Disorder can be studied as a stand-alone award, or can be taken as the first year of the MSc in Personality Disorder, for which there are two routes: MSc (Research) and MSc (Practice Development). Both are interprofessional learning environments and aim to meet the knowledge and understanding framework promoted by the Department of Health, to assist practitioners to gain the knowledge and skills required to work with the client suffering from a personality disorder to achieve recovery.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Post-Registration Recruitment
+44 (0)1772 893836