Mental health is becoming increasingly more challenging and multidisciplinary in practice so it’s essential to be able to deal with complex situations you may face as a healthcare professional, with confidence.
Run with our collaborative partner Diploma MSc, this masters course is a progression from the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry, and on completion of the course you will receive a Masters in Clinical Psychiatry from the University of South Wales.
This course will enable those working in primary care or specialist units to take a specialist interest in clinical psychiatry and ultimately improve their care for patients displaying psychiatric symptoms
You can study the MSc in Clinical Psychiatry over one or two years.
To study over one year you will need to have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry - either with Diploma MSc or another UK university having completed similar modules.
We can discuss this with you as part of your application. You’ll then complete this MSc in year two.
If you opt to study the two year MSc you will complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry in year one, and then the MSc in year two.
Once your proposal has been approved you will complete the 10,800 word Professional Project, supervised by your tutor.
Module One - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
You will learn in a similar way to how you learned on the Postgraduate Diploma; however, this module is run over 12 weeks.
Module Two - Professional Project
To produce the professional project you will continue to study online; however, much of the work is self-directed. You will have a dedicated tutor who you will be expected to interact with every week. You will select a specific project and submit a project summary/proposal of approximately 1,200 words.
You’ll learn entirely online with the support of a dedicated team who will help you with any challenges you may face - from help with navigating our online learning platform to advice on what you need to do to pass the course and meet deadlines.
You’ll be invited to an induction day where you will meet tutors and have workshops on study skills such as scientific writing, levels of evidence, Harvard referencing and reflective writing. The induction day will be at the University of South Wales in the UK. It is not compulsory to attend but if you would like to and don't live locally, you can take part online.
Why should I do the course?
The course content is case based with a clinical focus. And as it’s designed based on extensive research with primary care practitioners, it’s highly relevant and includes the latest developments in renal medicine for front line healthcare professionals.
We’re with you every step of the way. You’ll have the support of a dedicated team who will help you with any challenges you may face - from help with navigating our online learning platform to advice on what you need to do to pass the course and meet deadlines.
The course is quality, as well as being consolidated and convenient. You’ll study entirely online for just one year so you can fast track your learning and, as our tutors are experts, you’ll be learning from the best.
Current fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.
In module one you will be assessed through a combination of your input on case scenarios on our discussion forum, a case-based exam, group activity and your own personal reflection over 12 weeks.
Assessment for module two assessment is your findings in your professional project.
The Clinical Psychiatry course is delivered via Moodle – our virtual learning platform. You will be given full guidance on how to make the most of Moodle, including the discussion forums and the social forum.
You will have access to all of the University’s learning materials including online journals and publications.
Places are limited so we recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
You can study the MSc in Clinical Psychiatry over one or two years. To study over one year you will need to have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry - either with Diploma MSc or another UK university having completed similar modules. We can discuss this with you as part of your application. You’ll then complete this MSc in year two.
If you opt to study the two-year MSc you will complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry in year one and then the MSc in year two.
You will also need:
All applications are assessed on an individual basis so if you don’t have one of the above healthcare qualifications a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. Please submit copies of the following with your application:
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSc. Please refer to their website for fee information.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
There is high prevalence of mental health symptoms that present in general practice. Mental illness accounts for a large burden of disease with approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK likely to experience a mental health problem each year. Therefore, in clinical practice it is highly likely that the first presentation and follow up of those suffering from mental health conditions will be assessed and managed in general practice, or by non-psychiatrists in primary or secondary care.
Therefore, healthcare professionals on the front line, including primary care and specialist units, need to be equipped with the skills and specialist knowledge to deal with mental health patients confidently and effectively. This course will provide you with that knowledge.