What will I learn?

Summary

The MSc Attachment Studies course provides students with a specific qualification in the assessment of child and adult attachment, parenting and family functioning. Designed for health and social care professionals, our aim is to prepare you to be at the forefront of the next generation of attachment scholars and practitioners.

This course is best suited for professionals such as psychologists, social workers, therapists, and occupational therapists who are interested in broadening their skills in assessing attachment, improving the outcome of interventions with their clients and conducting small or large scale research projects. Central to the programme is the Patricia Crittenden’s Dynamic Maturational Model of attachment combined with a culturally sensitive approach uniquely applicable to alleviate the suffering of distressed and traumatised people.

The short course blended learning delivery of the programme is designed to enable you to attend and get the most from the programme regardless of your location. Both the MSc and the Postgraduate Certificate are structured as a series of short courses (usually 2-4 days) with attendance spread through the year - coming into Roehampton approximately twice per term (part-time). In addition, there is online study to offer flexible ways for learning. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Career options

Our graduates go on to careers in health and social care, or undertake further study in fields such as Clinical Psychology. Students who already have a professional background have started their own businesses, such as residential assessment centres, or work as independent experts for the courts in England and Ireland.

Which department am I in?

Psychology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,352.00 (US$ 21,122) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Roehampton

Erasmus House,

Roehampton Lane,

Wandsworth,

SW15 5PU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students have Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA 3.0 for Upper second-class honours degree (2.1) and Lower second-class honours Bachelor’s degree (2.2) with minimum CGPA 2.8. Students those who want to pursue MBA need to have three years’ managerial or professional work experience (two will be considered). Academic experience same as taught postgraduate. Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) of 550.

For international students

Students should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by Programme Conveners. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component; TOEFL IBT 89 overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking. Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Roehampton

UoR has established a firm reputation for performing world-leading research across all of its academic departments.

  • Long established, yet modern academic community
  • Close proximity to one of the most dynamic cities in the world
  • Ranked the most research-intensive modern university in the UK
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available