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Forensic Mental Health MSc

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Scholarships available, see Fees & Funding section for more information. The Forensic Mental Health course is designed for students with a clinical or academic interest in the complex relationship between mental disorders and criminal behaviour. You will be taught by a multi-disciplinary team of clinical academics. The course constitutes an ideal first step towards clinical psychology training, a PhD or MD degree.

Key benefits

  • Focus on the neuroscientific understanding of the development of prosocial and antisocial behaviours across the lifespan
  • Critically examine forensic practice across the criminal justice system, including prisons, secure forensic hospital settings, and community services
  • Develop the skills required to critically evaluate new research and to establish evidence-based clinical services
  • Build an inter-disciplinary understanding of this complex field

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Employability

  • PhD programmes
  • Forensic or clinical psychology training
  • Research assistants or assistant psychologists
  • Expert forensic clinicians
  • Police graduate schemes
  • Third sector organisations 
  • Civil service 

 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • St Mungo's Broadway
  • The Priory Hospital 
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Metropolitan Police Service 
  • Edgware Community Hospital
  • West London Mental Health NHS Trust 
  • Early Intervention Service NHS

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Employability

  • PhD programmes
  • Forensic or clinical psychology training
  • Research assistants or assistant psychologists
  • Expert forensic clinicians
  • Police graduate schemes
  • Third sector organisations 
  • Civil service 

 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • St Mungo's Broadway
  • The Priory Hospital 
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Metropolitan Police Service 
  • Edgware Community Hospital
  • West London Mental Health NHS Trust 
  • Early Intervention Service NHS

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