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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


Our MSc Forensic Mental health is currently the only Masters-level qualification delivered in Scotland, specialising in forensic mental health.

It offers a unique opportunity to advance your knowledge and enhance your skills. Our MSc has input from the School of Forensic Mental Health (part of the Forensic Mental Health Managed Care Network in Scotland) by experienced clinicians through development of our course materials. This collaborative nature of the partnership closes the theory-practice gap and brings a fresh and current perspective to the programme in addition to a wealth of practical experience.

Graduates will be equipped with the confidence to excel in any forensic mental health setting. The programme is designed for those who are currently, or who are looking to be employed in a forensic setting-such as a secure hospital, community based service for mentally disordered offenders, the Scottish Prison Service or Police Scotland. It is suitable for professionals with backgrounds in nursing, social care, psychology, occupational therapy, psychiatry, criminal justice and security.


This MSc offers graduates the opportunity to pursue their career in forensic mental health.

Those completing the programme will be equipped to apply for senior clinical roles and/or senior management positions in various settings including the community, secure hospitals and/or prisons.

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

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