PGCert Approved Mental Health Professional Practice / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
AMHP Postgraduate Certificate
12 months part-time
Entry requirements
We require an undergraduate degree (minimum Lower Second) or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

You can only apply for this course if you have been nominated by your employer.

Please apply using our online application form , following all instructions. If you have any problems, please contact us at .

We recommend you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • This is the only certificate that allows students to gain Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status and be approved by local authorities.
  • Learn about the integration of mental health issues, psychiatry and mental health law in multidisciplinary teams from a social perspective.
  • Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK for Psychology (QS World University Rankings 2022).
  • The PGCert is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,100 (4 units at £1025 each)
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £4,700 (4 units at £1175 each)

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 529 4563
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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