Designed for individuals with degrees in health related disciplines (e.g. medicine, psychology, neuroscience, mental health nursing). Aims to develop studentsí analytical and research skills so they can pursue scientific work on the aetiology and
effective treatment of mentally disordered offenders. We expect this MSc to provide an ideal first step towards a PhD.
The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and advanced skills necessary to conduct research that will contribute to the identification of the causes of antisocial behaviour among persons with mental disorders, to the development of effective treatments for reducing antisocial and/or criminal behaviours and to the development of programmes to prevent these behaviours in children and adolescents at risk for mental disorders.
Dr Nigel Blackwood
King's College London
This is a pathway within the Forensic Mental Health programme.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Denmark Hill Campus.
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. Other students have moved on to posts in academic research.
Year of entry 2013