Why study with us?


Applications for September 2017 entry closed on Monday 31 July

Applications for our postgraduate-level courses closed at the end of July, ahead of our new term starting in September. Only those who applied by 31 July 2017 are guaranteed to be considered for a place on our Autumn 2017 courses.


Education and training at the Tavistock and Portman is distinctive.  We are one of very few providers in the UK that can offer education within an NHS mental health clinical setting.  This means that our students can get access to real-time, real-life case studies.

Hannah in study group

All of our courses are carefully developed and delivered by our clinician-tutors – those that treat our patients, teach our students.   This ensures that the education you receive is relevant and up to date. Our training takes place in an NHS clinic across seminar rooms, a lecture theatre and consulting rooms.

What’s more, our students regard our education as “gold standard” and 93% would recommend our courses to a friend or colleague. 

A number of our courses are accredited and recognised by the main professional bodies in the mental health sector.  These include:

The majority of our courses are validated by the University of Essex.  A small number are validated by the University of East London or Middlesex University.

We are delighted to offer accessible, flexible and personalised  education and training to those of varying levels of expertise within the mental health and social care sectors.  You may want to come to us as you want to change career and feel confident that you will gain the education and clinical training you require.  You may already work in your chosen career and have a desire to upskill and keep your training up to date. 

If you can't study with us in London, we have carefully selected partners in our national centers across the UK, and Europe.  We are also happy to offer blended and online learning where you can achieve your goals by working online and in the classroom.

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Financial support for students

Our masters-level courses are now eligible for new Government-funded postgraduate loans.