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Personality Disorder (Research)

3 years
September 2024

Our innovative Personality Disorder programmes 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.

Why study with us

  • The course content reflects the need to develop evidence-based practice, giving you an insight into the main issues of personality disorder.
  • Course content is delivered by practitioners with expertise in this field, and includes input from experts by experience, experts by occupation, and established researchers in personality disorder.

What you'll do

  • You’ll learn about classification and nosology and models and theories of personality disorder as well as explore ideological, ethical, and philosophical issues.
  • You’ll gain understanding of assessment processes and management as well as study team working and communication and therapeutic environments and interventions.
  • You’ll also be critiquing research and looking at service development and design.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Alison Elliott
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Many academics are research and clinically active, and have strong links with local NHS Trusts (particularly Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation NHS Trust, Mersey Care Foundation NHS Trust).

Future Careers

Students who successfully complete this course could continue their studies in the form of a PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Fees and funding

Part-time£975 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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