12 months
3062 GBP/year
2370 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Perinatal Mental Health course at the London South Bank University has been designed as a positive response to the national imperative for more education and training for healthcare professionals in perinatal mental health, and has been designed to equip healthcare professionals who may require knowledge at different levels and to meet different service needs.

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This Perinatal Mental Health course at the London South Bank University course offers the opportunity to gain a recognised postgraduate award at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level, enhancing your employability prospects.

 Modules offer an opportunity to explore different aspects of perinatal mental health and to increase your knowledge and skills in relation to complex and challenging issues within perinatal mental health.

In addition, this course is also offered to non-health and social care professionals who have experience of working in the mental health or woman’s health field or voluntary organisations, who want the opportunity to engage with the wider issues of perinatal mental health.

Reasons to study here

Great teaching: Academic staff are health and social care professionals with a wealth of experience, and are committed to providing inspirational research-led teaching within a dynamic learning environment

Professional links: Studying as a postgraduate student will increase networking opportunities intrinsic to career development and will enhance access to professionals in the field


For the majority of students, this course will enable you to care for women and families experiencing mental health issues with more confidence and competence, fulfilling the need placed within current universal services and will increase your employability as a healthcare professional involved in the provision of care for women during pregnancy and the puerperium. For others, this course will enable you to seek more specialist positions within specialist perinatal mental health services.

For non-health and social care professionals who work in voluntary sector organisations (including charities) and private companies, this course will enhance your knowledge of perinatal mental health, strengthening your contribution at a higher level; or enabling you to seek further employment opportunities either within voluntary sector organisations or the NHS.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Perinatal Mental Health
  • Screening, assessment and management of maternal mental health conditions 
  • Socio-cultural aspects of maternal mental health 
  • Innovation for excellence - leading service change
  • Mother-infant attachment and family relationships 
  • Research in Health and Social Care 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered nurse or midwife or registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker or relevant professional role
  • Employed within a health or social care environment
  • An Honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject, with a minimum of one year post registration practice experience; or
  • A professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma, or appropriate equivalent skills and experience.

Work experience

A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years post registration experience in a relevant field. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3062 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3062 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2370 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


Thanks to our generous supporters and alumni, we have a range of scholarships and bursaries for students joining LSBU’s postgraduate courses.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Perinatal Mental Health
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