Glasgow Caledonian University
Forensic Mental Health
Delivered jointly by GCU and the School of Forensic Mental Health, this programme is designed for those who are currently, or who are looking to be, employed in a forensic setting � such as a secure hospital, community-based service for mentally disordered offenders, Scottish Prison Service or the Scottish Police Service. It is suitable for professionals with backgrounds in nursing, social care, psychology, psychiatry and security, and allied health professionals.
Familiarity with forensic settings and access to a forensic population is required. A first degree in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
The programme has been designed to be flexible. Students can opt to study the specialist forensic mental health modules individually for CPD purposes or as part of the Master's pathway with the potential to graduate with a postgraduate certificate, diploma or Master's degree (dissertation required). Modules include: Mental disorder and the law and treatment and interventions for mentally disordered offenders; problem behaviours in forensic mental health; evaluating evidence to develop research and inform practice; risk assessment and risk management; Master's dissertation.
Assessment methods include: Annotated bibliographies and self-reflection diaries (40 per cent); 1,500-word essay (20 per cent); participation in multi-disciplinary meeting (10 per cent); 2,500-word case study (30 per cent); dissertation if undertaking the MSc.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 875 per Module (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 875 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses))||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Glasgow Caledonian University||Glasgow||G4 0BA||Scotland|
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