MMed Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry)

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Overview

Our new masters degree supports doctors with a specialist interest in psychiatry or who are pursuing a career in mental health. 

The Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry) is a part-time course that provides you with an academic qualification that recognises your interest in mental health. It’s been designed to support the development of doctors in core and specialist training, and general practitioners. For those in specialist training, the programme will complement the work you’ll need to complete for membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

We’ve created this course in conjunction with our strategic health service partners.

You’ll complete four core units, in Evidence-based Practice, Education and Training in Practice, Leadership in Clinical Care Settings, and Research Methods. These units provide you with invaluable transferrable skills, wherever your future career may lead.

You’ll also complete two specialist units, General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Psychological Basis of Mental Health Symptoms, and a project related to the field of psychiatry.

The specialist units include opportunities for you to critique and evaluate psychological interventions, critically evaluate psychological theory and discuss patient management through case based discussion groups. You will also develop specialist skills in in the field of mental health assessments and treatment through case based learning, facilitated discussions and peer feedback.

We teach you via blended learning, with online sessions and group work to help you network and share best practice with fellow students. 

Features and Benefits

Career Prospects

As a graduate, you’ll have an academic award that recognises your academic training.

You’ll have the skills to critically reflect and evaluate current professional, educational and clinical practice.

You’ll be able to apply research to practical and theoretical situations, and plan, implement and evaluate projects within the field of psychiatry.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be a UK Qualified Physician or international equivalent.

Course details

MMed Psychiatry gives you the opportunity to receive credit for masters level study while you complete your core training as a medic.

It’s a part-time course designed to fit around your clinical training commitments as a specialist in mental health. You’ll have some sessions on-campus in Manchester and some sessions online.

We assess the core units through coursework, and you’ll also complete a project related to clinical practice in the field of psychiatry.

We offer three routes to a postgraduate qualification depending on the number of credits achieved.

A Postgraduate Certificate in Medicine (Psychiatry) is awarded for completion of 60 credits comprising the following units: Evidence-based Practice, General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Psychological Basis of Mental Health Symptoms.

A Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Medicine (Psychiatry) is awarded for completion of 120 credits comprising the following units: Evidence-based Practice, General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Psychological Basis of Mental Health Symptoms, Education and Training in Practice, Leadership in Clinical Care Settings, and Research Methods.

For the award of MMed (Psychiatry) students are required to complete the 60-credit Project in Practice in addition to the units listed above.

On this course, you'll study the following core units:

  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Education and Training in Practice
  • Leadership in a Clinical Care Setting
  • Research Methods
  • Project in Practice
  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy and Psychological Basis of Mental Health Symptoms

Postgraduate Medicine

Postgraduate Medicine is a university wide initiative that brings together medical educators, researchers and healthcare professionals.

In collaboration with NHS partners, we have developed a suite of taught masters courses aimed at upskilling medical professionals in the areas needed most by Trusts and residents across the region. Alongside taught masters, we have a flexible CPD portfolio shaped to meet the needs of the health and social care sector.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £800 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £1723 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses

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Alumni Loyalty Discount

Rewarding our graduates

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How to apply

Download our course application form. There are instructions on what to do next and who to send the form to in the Word document.

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