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Psychiatry (UK home student route) MSc

Psychiatry (UK home student route) MSc

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Gain an MSc in Psychiatry part time in one of the following specialties: Neurodevelopmental disorders, Child and Adolescent mental health, and Neuropsychiatry.

All UK home students must be registered health care professionals working with individual’s experiencing mental health issues. This can involve inpatient or community treatment settings in NHS or social care settings. Home students accessing the MSc Psychiatry must work in mental health to meet the programme requirements.

Attendance will be one afternoon per week face to face (allow additional time to study and prepare assessments).

Why study this course with us?

This course is a unique blend of academic learning and subspecialty clinical training. Face to face sessions have been designed to accommodate busy professional working commitments (one afternoon session per week). Occasional evening sessions and weekends maybe required. The teaching team are all experienced psychiatric clinicians or mental health researchers.


Assessment methods will include poster presentations, seminar presentations, clinical audit, reflective case study, written assignment, and research dissertation.

Job prospects

Mental Health professionals need to continually seek ways to improve their career prospects in an increasingly competitive job market where a postgraduate qualification is often now deemed essential. The MSc in Psychiatry provides a highly relevant qualification for UK doctors, nurses and allied health professions working in a specialist mental health setting, adding to your portfolio of qualifications and providing you with opportunities for professional development supported by expert clinicians and academics.


Developing a Research Proposal
Critical Appraisal

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

2022/23 Home fee per 20 credit module £850. Where a taught programme is studied part-time (PT), the fees payable each year will depend on the number of modules studied during that year.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This route is for UK home students only.

Entry requirements

UK/EU students must primarily work in a mental health setting, have a minimum 2:2 honours degree classification in a health-related subject, and must be a registered healthcare professional.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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