Taught course

Mental Health Law

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
LLMPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Law, or an honours degree with law modules.

Relevant professional qualifications or suitable experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you looking to take your knowledge of mental health law to the next level? This PGCert course provides knowledge and skills that are directly relevant to the practical issues faced by lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, hospital managers, nurses and all those involved in the application of mental health and mental capacity law.

The course is the first of three stages of the LLM Mental Health Law. On completion, you’ll be ready to apply for the postgraduate diploma (PGDip) and then, once you have the diploma, for the LLM.

For the PGCert you’ll study three modules that have been developed in consultation with mental health professionals. Topics include compulsory admissions, community provisions, and consent to treatment as well as legal research and study skills at postgraduate level.

The distance learning mode offers a high level of flexibility, allowing you to undertake postgraduate study while also pursuing a career. Supported by the latest technology, you’ll enjoy being part of a collaborative learning community as you continue your professional development. Do note however that this course is not eligible for the postgraduate government loan for Masters study.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

online
24 months

PGDip

online
18 months

PGCert

online
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
et.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 227 4453