18 months
Duration
31000 AUD/year
21000 AUD/year
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About

The Forensic Mental Health program offered by Griffith University has been designed in collaboration with Queensland Health's School of Mental Health to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners, including nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists.  

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Forensic Mental Health program offered by Griffith University  provides an extension to undergraduate degrees in nursing, applied science, criminology and criminal justice, and applied psychology. 

The degree provides advanced training to enhance and develop specialist skills and knowledge to work more effectively with the forensic mental health population. 

You will gain a thorough understanding of research-based knowledge in forensic mental health and how it is applied in practice.

Career opportunities 

The program is intended for mental health professionals working in (or intending to work in) the forensic mental health field. 

In addition to health departments specifically catering to forensic patients, the program may be relevant to professionals in related areas such as corrections, families departments and disability services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mental Disorder and Crime 
  • Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice 
  • Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System  
  • Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health 
  • Quantitative Skills for Criminologists 
  • Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Mental Health 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider - 00233E 

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Forensic Mental Health, a student must hold:

  • a three-year Bachelor degree in a related field (Psychology, Nursing, Criminology, Social Work or other mental health-related discipline) from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale)
  • OR a Bachelor Honours degree in a related discipline or a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale) - these students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    21000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 AUD per year during 18 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Forensic Mental Health
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