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Personality Disorder (Practice Development) MSc

Personality Disorder (Practice Development) MSc

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

Our innovative Personality Disorder programmes shed light on a complex area for the mental health professional. You’ll enhance your understanding and practice and be able to provide leadership in the development and planning of services to benefit users.

The course responds to national policy developments and explores current thinking around personality disorder.

The course is relevant to a range of professionals (i.e. nursing, psychiatry, probation, social work, and occupational therapy) who work with this client group, and will encourage students to challenge their own, and others thinking about this diagnosis.

Why study with us

  • The course content reflects the need to develop evidence-based practice giving you an insight into the main issues of personality disorder.
  • Course content is delivered by practitioners with expertise in this field, and includes input from experts by experience, experts by occupation, and established researchers in the field of personality disorder.

Future careers

Students who successfully complete this course could continue their studies in the form of a PhD or Professional Doctorate.

The course leader, or one of the research staff can offer advice and support in relation to this.


This module aims to develop your ability to analyse the relationship between practitioners and clients with complex mental health needs. You will examine the different methods of managing individuals and how to come up with proposals for change.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£785 per 20 credit module

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Non Lab-Based: £13,500; Lab-Based: £14,500. It is a guide for part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A recognised British first degree or its equivalent, or a BTEC Higher Diploma / Certificate. It is also expected that students will be working with individuals identified as experiencing personality disorder.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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