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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 83 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    130 75%

    22nd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    30th

    5

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