Clinical Psychiatry (Online), Postgraduate Diploma | Part time online | Diploma MSc | United Kingdom
12 months
4800 GBP/year
4800 GBP/year
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Mental health care is evolving. There have been recent changes to the Mental Health Act, the official recognition of spectrum disorders such as OCD and autism, and the increasing demand on mental health services, with approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK likely to experience a mental health problem every year. Learn more with the Clinical Psychiatry (Online) Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc

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Key Features 

The prevalence of psychiatric illness means that it is highly likely that the first presentation and follow up of those suffering from these conditions will be assessed and managed in general practice or by non-psychiatrists in primary or secondary care.

This online postgraduate diploma in clinical psychiatry will improve your knowledge, skills and confidence enabling you to improve the clinical outcomes for your patients presenting with psychiatric disorders.

Due to the nature of psychiatric illness (which may often be present/comorbid with other conditions and/or affect the way people behave in a variety of situations), improved knowledge of psychiatry gained from our online psychiatry diploma will benefit healthcare professionals working in fields supplementary to psychiatry and those likely to come into contact with psychiatric illness on a regular basis.

Healthcare professionals on the front line, including primary care and specialist units, need to be equipped to deal with mental health patients confidently and effectively.

On completion of this Clinical Psychiatry (Online) Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc  you'll be up to date with new classifications, treatments, and assessments that integrate psychological and social sciences, demonstrate how the field links to others (such as acute medicine, surgery, perinatal services, children’s services and primary care) and have an understanding of how the Capacity Acts and Mental Health Act influence delivery of services and the implications for you as a healthcare professional.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • Recognition of Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care
  • Common Psychiatric Disorders
  • Psychiatric Disorders in Later Life
  • Atypical Psychiatric Presentations
  • Early Years, Leaming Disability and Neuropsychiatry
  • Substance Misuse and Mental Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since our Clinical Psychiatry courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.
  • Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree.
  • Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    4800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


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