What will I learn?

Course Summary

The Forensic Mental Health Masters degree is ideal if you are currently employed in / or desire to be employed in a forensic mental health setting. The course is designed to equip you with an extensive knowledge of theoretical and practical issues in forensic mental health and a critical awareness of the current philosophical, theoretical and methodological problems, debates and insights that shape the discipline. During the course you'll also gain a critical appreciation of ethical, cultural, and legal issues arising from mental health practice and research. This Masters degree is ideal if you are currently employed in / or desire to be employed in a forensic, forensic mental health, or mental health setting, for example: prisons,secure hospitals, Ministry of Justice, Police Force, courts. The course is designed to provide you with a combination of applied and research skills core to work in a forensic mental health setting.

During the course you'll engage in a piece of consultancy for an external organisation working in the areas of mental health or psychological well-being. This afford excellent networking opportunities. Many students also engage in volunteering opportunities to work in these areas facilitated by the University.

Careers and employability

When you graduate with an MSc Forensic Mental Health you will have the necessary skills to pursue professional careers in a range of mental health, forensic mental health, or forensic settings. You may choose to study this course if you already work in this area and hope to improve your prospects of promotion and career progression. You may also want to pursue an academic and / or research career in a number of academic disciplines following graduation (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD). Psychology graduates with BPS GBR status may also be interested in this course if they are considering doctoral study towards a career as a clinical or counselling psychologist. The majority of graduates have tended to pursue, or to return to, applied employment in a range of forensic mental health settings. Recent graduates have pursued careers as: Case worker, Mental health support worker, Nurse, Worker for the Ministry of Justice, Assistant psychologist, Healthcare assistant, Social Worker.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 18,632) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2020

Venue

City Campus

50 Shakespeare Street,

Nottingham,

Nottinghamshire,

NG1 4FQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) are considered for entry to masters degree. IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2) in Psychology or an allied discipline such as social science, nursing, health related practice, or law or other recognised equivalent qualification. Students without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge and / or their professional qualifications (such as RMN, RN) would enable them to study this course at Masters level in their Personal Statement. Students should have an IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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Nottingham Trent University was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and 89% of students are highly satisfied with their experience.

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