36 months
867 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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The innovative Personality Disorder (Research) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) shed light on a complex area for the mental health professional. You’ll enhance your understanding and practice and gain skills that will support your leadership of the development and planning of services to benefit users.

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The Personality Disorder (Research) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) 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

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 support and guidance in relation to this.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment & Therapeutic Approaches to Personality Disorder
  • Managing Complex Mental Health Needs, Relationships, Tearns and Environments
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Dissertation
  • Classification and Theory of Personality Disorder
  • Research, Ethics and Governance 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General 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

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    867 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 867 GBP per module during 36 months.

Per 20 credits 

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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