Through a combination of taught classes and placement-based learning, you’ll not only learn as a student but also as an active staff member of staff in a forensic psychology and mental health system.
- Develop the core clinical skills needed to work in forensic psychology and mental health services in the UK and overseas
- Work on a placement within a forensic setting
- Receive comprehensive training in research methods and writing
- Gain a qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
What you'll study
This Forensic Psychology and Mental Health at Queen Mary University of London will give you a summary of forensic psychology and mental health care in addition to teaching co-delivered by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), a recognised centre of excellence providing forensic care to a complex and diverse population. You will apply your in-class learning to your placement within a forensic setting.
We offer you a distinctive psychosocial focus, a key component of current Ministry of Justice and Department of Health Policy. This approach helps you to reflect on your own experiences and practice in a way that develops your skills as a clinician, researcher or leader in the field, as well as providing a framework for safe and therapeutic work with offenders.
You’ll also learn to work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) within a forensic setting, and how to work in partnership with other organisations and pathways relevant to forensic mental health, such as the criminal justice system, probation services and local authorities.
You’ll produce an original thesis, which can be oriented towards clinical or research knowledge. We’ll encourage you to publish and disseminate this work.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Evidence, Policy and Global Health
- Forensic Mental Health Dissertation
- Applied Research Methods
- Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
- Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesForensic Science Health Sciences View 109 other Masters in Forensic Science in United Kingdom
- A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Psychology or a related discipline.
- Alternatively, applicants should have an MBBS (or equivalent) and be registered as a Core or Higher trainee in any area of Psychiatry.
- Offers are made on the basis of application and interview. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of the forensic psychologist and psychological research skills as part of the application form/selection and interview process.
International22000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-Time (The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years)
- UK: £4,900
- International: £11,000
Living costs for London
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