Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Mental Health Law and Practice

The course has been written and developed in close consultation with the Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners (IMHAP) with the aim of providing in-depth training to IMHAP members and those who specifically work within the field of mental health administration, nursing or social care

Entry requirements

A degree or comparable professional qualification; those for whom English is not their 1st language should have attained a score of 6.5 or better in the IELTS test.

Course modules

Compulsory civil admission and guardianship; hospitals and consent to treatment; legal research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning - 2 years
PgCert Distance learning - 1 years
PgDip Distance learning - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4453