Key Course Facts
The MSc in Psychiatry at Cardiff University aims to offer students from all backgrounds a well-rounded masters level postgraduate education.
Psychiatry is a fascinating and important area of medicine. Due to the nature of psychiatric illness (which may often be present/co-morbid with other conditions and/or affect the way people behave in a variety of situations), improved knowledge of Psychiatry would benefit professionals working in fields supplementary to Psychiatry and/or likely to come into contact with psychiatric illness on a regular basis. The programme will be of benefit to such professionals and also to medical doctors training to be Psychiatrists or Psychiatric Specialists.
The programme aims to provide students with:
• An in-depth knowledge of the basic science, characteristics and presentation of psychiatric illness.
• An understanding of how psychiatric illness is managed and the appropriateness of specific management plans.
• The ability to critically appraise, synthesise and evaluate research relating to psychiatric illness.
• A developing critical independence and intellectual integrity with specific reference to Psychiatry.
The programme is a valuable and detailed introduction to the main types of psychiatric illness but does not at any stage entitle anyone enrolled or graduating from it to call themselves a Psychiatrist or Psychologist or to prescribe drugs or to otherwise manage psychiatric illness (if they could not previously do so as specified by their specific registration or licence to practice).
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
Cardiff University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Cardiff University
Established in 1883, Cardiff University is located in the urban setting of the city of Cardiff, Wales. Some of the university’s most obvious advantages include world-leading research, a knowledgeable and proactive career services office, and the central location. Cardiff is a vibrant, modern city with a young and diverse population known for accepting people from all walks of life.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Psychological Therapy PgDip||University of Sussex||-||-||-||-||-||-||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Mental Health: Psychological Therapies PgDip||Queen Mary University of London||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Goldsmiths, University of London||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||University of Hertfordshire||-||-||-||-||-||-||Hatfield||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Anxiety and Depression) PgDip||University of Southampton||-||-||-||£10029||-||-||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Education Mental Health Practitioner) PgDip||University of Southampton||-||-||-||-||-||Southampton||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Buckinghamshire New University||-||-||-||£8950||£13000||-||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Newcastle University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Newcastle||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy High Intensity PgDip||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Coventry University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Coventry||On campus Full-time|