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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Forensic Medical Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Forensic Mental Health course is aimed at both graduates and those who have experience of working within forensic mental health, mental health, prison service, police and community-based services.

It aims to equip you with an advanced, in-depth research-informed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical, methodological and practical issues in forensic mental health.

You will cover topics such as assessment and formulation, complex presentations in mental health, risk assessment and management and research methods.

The course is taught by a passionate multi-disciplinary team with experience across a broad range of forensic/forensic mental health settings and specialist forensic/forensic mental health researchers.

When you graduate with an MSc Forensic Mental Health you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be independent, ethical and culturally sensitive in their learning and future application of forensic mental health. This is an academic course that does not have a professional accreditation and would not allow graduates to practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, such as Psychology, Health Professional qualifications, Social Science subjects, Applied Sciences or Criminology.

Candidates for whom English is not the first language are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any single component.

If you hold any other qualifications which are not listed please contact us before applying for the course.