Designed for candidates with at least one year's experience of psychiatry (SHO, SpR, consultant) or psychology (with, or working towards, chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society) and other clinicians (eg nurses) with professional accreditation, or with an overseas qualification or experience of an equivalent standard.
The programme aims to produce expert clinicians in forensic mental health. Students will develop the critical skills necessary to assess and manage risk of antisocial and criminal behaviour and to establish, manage and evaluate programmes for reducing such behaviour as well as co-ordinating treatment and service programmes in a variety of settings.
Students will take two compulsory modules and will then choose from a range of optional modules, including mental health law, risk assessment, prison mental health, specialist secure mental health care and expert evidence. The final award will depend on the number of credits earned:
- 120 credits - PG Diploma
- 180 credits, including dissertation - MSc
Part-time students wishing to proceed to the MSc should discuss their plans with the Progamme Leader during year 1.
Dr Shubulade Smith
King's College London
This is a pathway within the Forensic Mental Health programme.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
MSc UK 180/ECTS 90; PG Dip 120/ECTS 60
One year FT (overseas applicants only), two years PT, September to September.
Denmark Hill Campus.
Students complete further study or research or go on to work in the National Health Service. Students have used the MSc as evidence of professional development and commitment in applying for promotion posts (eg moving from SpR to consultant, becoming a Nurse Consultant) or training posts in clinical or forensic psychology.
Year of entry 2013