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Mental Health: Psychological Therapies PGDip

Mental Health: Psychological Therapies PGDip

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Full time | Whitechapel | 9 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


9 months

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

This popular programme teaches you how to assess mental health problems, understand their origins and help your patients recover. It provides a unique combination of clinical skills and analysis of psychological therapies, teaching you how to think critically about the application of specific therapies.

  • Learn which psychological therapies are effective and for whom
  • Take a supervised placement in a clinical setting
  • Gain training in research methods and writing
  • Learn from leading experts in the field
  • Study full-time or part-time on campus or online


  • Access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Access to the large medical and dental archives at the Royal London and at Barts
  • Mentors for non-programme related support, including careers advice

Career paths

The skills this programme gives you are valuable for work in psychiatric or psychological services, homelessness agencies, learning disabilities services or forensic services, and legal services.

We will encourage you to secure work roles in the field of mental health. We’ll help you prepare your CV, work on interview technique, and develop clinical skills if you want to consider more advanced and accredited courses.


The module maps out both classic and contemporary work in mental health and relates theory to practice, particularly in psychotherapy. Research is drawn from a number of different therapeutic treatments, such as psychoanalysis, CBT, group and family therapy and 3rd wave therapies. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the effectiveness of each method and how these are used to treat a range of mental illnesses such as Psychosis, Depression and Personality Disorders. Students will be also submitting a reflective piece based on their clinical placement.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Psychology, Medicine or a related discipline.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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