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Mental Health, Ethics & Law MSc

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Our Mental Health, Ethics and Law MSc course is delivered by two internationally recognised centres of excellence and provides an integrated, strongly interdisciplinary, education in mental health, ethics and law. It equips graduates to become leaders in healthcare, mental health law or policy. As a student on the programme, you will have the unique opportunity to study alongside others from a wide range of academic and professional disciplines at the heart of London’s legal and psychiatric world.

Key benefits

  • In-depth and integrated clinical, philosophical and legal analysis of key issues presented in the field of mental health.
  • Run by the UK's first Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, in collaboration with Europe's largest centre for research and teaching in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience: the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
  • Teaching is based in central London, and teaching staff maintain close links with national and international policy makers and leading legal and clinical practitioner communities.

Josephine is a current student on MA Medical Ethics and Law, who is taking the Ethics and Law core modules which form part of the MSc Mental Health, Ethics and Law programme.

Josephine, Mental Health, Ethics and Law

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Employability

You will be able to use this course for many different career opportunities. These include:

  • Roles in relevant policy-related areas, including positions in mental health advocacy groups nationally and internationally, professional regulatory organisations and government departments in the UK or overseas.
  • For clinical practitioners, professional development to support promotion, or to take your career in a more specialist direction in clinical management, education or research;
  • For legal practitioners, opportunities for specialisation in mental health and mental capacity law.
  • A stepping-stone to a career in clinical psychology or other clinical roles within the NHS or other healthcare settings.
  • Possibilities to move into the private sector, such as scientific publishing, human resources, occupational health, management consultancy or roles.
  • A stepping-stone to pursue doctoral-level research (PhD or MD(Res)), which may lead into an academic career.

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Employability

You will be able to use this course for many different career opportunities. These include:

  • Roles in relevant policy-related areas, including positions in mental health advocacy groups nationally and internationally, professional regulatory organisations and government departments in the UK or overseas.
  • For clinical practitioners, professional development to support promotion, or to take your career in a more specialist direction in clinical management, education or research;
  • For legal practitioners, opportunities for specialisation in mental health and mental capacity law.
  • A stepping-stone to a career in clinical psychology or other clinical roles within the NHS or other healthcare settings.
  • Possibilities to move into the private sector, such as scientific publishing, human resources, occupational health, management consultancy or roles.
  • A stepping-stone to pursue doctoral-level research (PhD or MD(Res)), which may lead into an academic career.

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