Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Forensic Mental Health

This programme 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 programme is designed to provide students with a combination of applied and research skills core to work in a forensic mental health setting.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in psychology or an allied discipline such as social science, nursing, health related practice, or law or other recognised equivalent qualification. Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge and /or their professional qualifications (such as RMN, RN) would enable them to study this course at Masters Level in their Personal Statement.

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; mixed methods; specialist psychology essay; research project / dissertation.

Assessment methods

You will be 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 Home / EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,755 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 848 4200