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Personality Disorder Graduate Certificate

Personality Disorder Graduate Certificate

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Study mode



1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type


Course Summary


This programme will help you deepen your understanding and improve your practice of working with people who have been diagnosed with personality disorders.

You’ll develop specialised knowledge about the needs of people with personality disorders in a variety of settings, which will help you expand your knowledge and skillset to best support these individuals who are often stigmatised, isolated, and rejected by society through the challenges they face every day.

Course Highlights

You’ll extend your knowledge, understanding and skills to support and meet the needs of the challenging experiences faced by those living with personality disorders.

You’ll be taught by lecturers with extensive and diverse experience of personality disorders and clinical experts in the School of Forensic Mental Health (part of the Forensic Mental Health Managed Care Network in Scotland) and the health sector across Scotland.

This course is taught mainly online with four face-to-face study days per module taking place at our Lanarkshire Campus.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops and put the theory you’ve learned into action in your own area of practice.

Career Prospects

This programme will help broaden your knowledge of personality disorder and enhance your professional credentials to better your practice within roles including:

  • Community
  • Forensic mental health
  • Criminal justice social workers
  • Mental health practitioners working in the Scottish Prison Service or police custody


Interventions and Strategies (20 Credits) - Core
Risk Assessment and Management Approaches (20 Credits) - Core
Theory of Personality Disorder (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£500 cost per 20-credit module of study.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

£3,000 cost per 20-credit module of study.

Entry requirements

You will normally be educated to ordinary bachelor’s degree level, or equivalent. You may also be considered with other academic, vocational, or professional qualifications.