Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Forensic Mental Health

This course is designed to equip graduates with an in-depth knowledge of forensic mental health. Students will gain a critical understanding of the academic knowledge associated with the context of practice in forensic mental health and will gain a critical appreciation of ethical, cultural, and legal issues arising from mental health practice and research. The course is aimed at students who are currently employed in / or who desire to be employed in a forensic, forensic mental health, or mental health setting, e.g. prisons; secure hospitals; the Ministry of Justice; the Police Force; and the courts. The course is designed to provide students with a combination of applied and research skills core to work in a forensic mental health setting.

Course modules

Modules may include: Theory and Application to Mental Health; Contemporary Issues in Mental Health; Explanations of Crime, Criminal Behaviour and Victimisation; Forensic Mental Health; Research and Professional Skills; Specialist Psychology Essay; Research Project / Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis through coursework, essays, literature reviews, oral presentations, professional reports, and a research project / dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Master's courses; these include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for UK, EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,900 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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