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About the course

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.

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Entry Requirements

You 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.

Applicants 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.

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Student Profile(s)

Piniel Moyo

“I was attracted to Nottingham Trent University as it was the first institution to offer the MSc Forensic Mental Health in Nottingham, a course which I considered to be particularly relevant to my line of work.

“This course has given me an insight into the effectiveness of enquiry based learning. It quickly brings students together as a team with a common goal and enhances the spirit of collegiality by sharing ideas. I especially enjoyed the Criminology and Psychometrics modules. They were new to me given my background as a mental health nurse and I really enjoyed the challenge.

“I found all of the tutors on this course to be extremely helpful. They often went out of their way to facilitate extra sessions in order to bring our level of understanding in line with other students.

“By taking this course, I feel that my future career has been broadened to accommodate various aspects of forensic mental health. My understanding of contemporary mental health issues in general has been enhanced and the way I look at issues now encompasses some psychological considerations. My ambition is to manage a forensic mental health institution. To make this a reality, I will need to attain a relevant management qualification and I feel my time on the MSc Forensic Mental Health course has certainly put me on the right path to achieving this.

“I would like to advise nurses, police officers, prison officers, probation officers and others in similar roles that this degree is tailor made for them. They will benefit from it and also the discussions in class will benefit from their practical experience.”


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