University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Personality Disorder

The course is innovative and provides students with an opportunity not only to enhance their skills and understanding of research issues, but also engage in research focusing specifically on personality disorder. The course recognises the centrality of linking practice to research as a major tenant of moving the agenda forward in personality disorder.

Entry requirements

A recognised British 1st 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.

Course modules

Modules in year 1 include: Theoretical context of personality disorder (semester 1); assessment and therapeutic approaches to personality disorder (semester 2). Year 2: Introduction to postgraduate research (semester 1/2); managing complex mental health needs, relationships and environments (semester 3); evidence, effectiveness and evaluation; or advanced research methods. Year 3: Within the MSc a dissertation is compulsory; you have the choice of: Dissertation (60 Credit); or dissertation (40 Credit) in conjunction with a module not previously studied from: Evidence, effectiveness and evaluation; advanced research methods.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

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