Perinatal Mental Health, PgCert/ PgDip/ MSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


This Perinatal Mental Health course from London South Bank University has been designed as a positive response to the national imperative for more education and training for healthcare professionals in perinatal mental health, and has been designed to equip healthcare professionals who may require knowledge at different levels and to meet different service needs. Modules offer an opportunity to explore different aspects of perinatal mental health and to increase your knowledge and skills in relation to complex and challenging issues within perinatal mental health.

In addition, this course is also offered to non-health and social care professionals who have experience of working in the mental health or woman’s health field or voluntary organisations, who want the opportunity to engage with the wider issues of perinatal mental health.


For the majority of students, this course will enable you to care for women and families experiencing mental health issues with more confidence and competence, fulfilling the need placed within current universal services and will increase your employability as a healthcare professional involved in the provision of care for women during pregnancy and the puerperium. For others, this course will enable you to seek more specialist positions within specialist perinatal mental health services.

Programme Structure

Year 1 - 2 (PgCert)
  • Principles of Perinatal Mental Health
  • Screening, assessment and management of maternal mental health conditions 
  • Socio-cultural aspects of maternal mental health 
Year 3 - 4 (PgDip)
  • Innovation for excellence - leading service change
  • Mother-infant attachment and family relationships 
  • Research in Health and Social Care 
Year 5 (MSc)
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered nurse or midwife or registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker or relevant professional role
  • Employed within a health or social care environment
  • An Honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject, with a minimum of one year post registration experience; or
  • A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years post registration experience in a relevant field, or
  • A professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10665 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10665 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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