Personality Disorder, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

The Personality Disorder programme at the University of the West of Scotland provides a focused qualification in working with people who have a diagnosis of personality disorder.

Career prospects
Graduates of this programme will have broadened their knowledge of personality disorder and enhanced their professional credentials particularly for those in the community or forensic mental health settings, as well as criminal justice social workers and mental health practitioners working in the Scottish Prison Service or police custody settings.

Programme Structure

There has been a significant shift in the current and future provision of care and support for people with personality disorder and those who work with them. This programme will give you the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge about the needs of people with personality disorder in a variety of settings. You will extend your knowledge, understanding and skills to support and meet the needs of the challenging experiences faced by people who are often stigmatised, isolated and rejected by society.

You will be taught by lecturers with a wide range of knowledge about personality disorder from diverse perspectives. In addition, an important contribution will be made from clinical experts in the School of Forensic Mental Health (SoFMH) and the health sector across Scotland.
Your Learning
You will study three modules at SCQF Level 9: Theory of Personality Disorder; Risk Assessment and Risk Management; and Interventions and Strategies for dealing with people who have personality disorder. The first two modules can be taken as stand-alone modules. If you wish to complete the Graduate Certificate you will need to complete all three modules.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

Candidates will normally be educated to degree level or equivalent. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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