University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This pioneering programme is tailored to the learning needs of busy health and social care professionals including three main course offerings: MSc Attachment Studies; Postgraduate Certificate in DMM Attachment Based Family Assessment & Intervention; Professional Development Course. 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. A unique feature of this programme is the opportunity to learn how to apply and conduct a wide range of assessments and procedures for forensic, clinical or research purposes. All students are required to learn to code at least one procedure where you will be able to achieve clinical or research levels of reliability in analysing the results. You can also learn to give and to analyse bio-physiological measures such as cortisol levels, EEG and heart rate variability. Although this course does not offer therapeutic training, you will be taught by experts in the field to gain the necessary knowledge to formulate intervention plans and select therapeutic approaches that will benefit your clients. 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 psychology background have been able to launch independent consultancies in social work and psychology.

Start Date:

The study period is between 2-3 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,095 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,095 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,670 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band; TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89, Reading: 18, Writing: 17, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20; Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Overall : 176, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162; Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Overall : 169, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162.