London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Forensic Mental Health Practice

The emphasis of this course is on interprofessional learning that equips practitioners with core skills and competencies in forensic mental health care and the underpinning knowledge base required to address expectations of the national service framework (NSF), in partnership with service providers and commissioners; it is designed to appeal to a wide range of practitioners working with mental health service users with a forensic background.

Entry requirements

Honours degree and experience working in forensic mental health care settings; the course is also open to suitable qualified staff working with mentally ill offenders within the criminal justice system.

Course modules

All Years:engagement and assessment in forensic mental health; psychosocial interventions in forensic mental health; mental health policy and forensic practice; research methods and processes (core unit bsc only); offender case management in forensic mental health; integrated study (core unit bsc only); research methodology and strategy (core unit pgdip/msc only); innovation for excellence � leading service improvement (core unit pgdip/msc only; personality disorder in forensic mental health (pgdip/msc only); dissertation (core unit msc only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time £ 1,890 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,890 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7815 6100