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MSc/PgD/PgC Professional Development in Psychiatry

Course Description

This three year programme has both taught and distance learning elements and is desgined to assit the professional working in psychiatry to develop leadership, educational and applied research skills.Throughout , the course will take cognisance of the current 'state of the art' knowledge in leadership, education and applied research and the students will be able to apply knowledge to their own specialist area in psychaiarty. This award recognises that leadership, education and applied research are all essential in the drive to continuously improve the quality of mental health services and that they are key components in safeguarding high standards of care so that clinical excellence can flourish. The Professional Development in Psychiatry award embraces an approach to clinical leadership which takes as axiomatic that every clinician is involved at some level in exercising leadership and that every one can improve their leadership skills.
Student Profiles

International Merit Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000

Value of Scholarship(s)



Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Europe: Norway and Turkey
East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Application Procedure

For information on how to apply, please refer to the Staffordshire University website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Process an honours degree of a UK University, or any other equivalent qualification.If an applicant does not have an honours degree he/she may still be admitted if he/she has significant appropraite experience and can provide evidence of ability to undertake the course successfully and benefit from it. Apllicants not possessing an honours degree will be expected to provide evidence of their ability to study at master's level. A professional portflio indicating achievements is a useful tool for this purpose.

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