Taught course

Forensic Mental Health

Nottingham Trent University · Division of Psychology

Entry requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2) in psychology or an allied discipline such as social science, nursing, health related practice, or law or other recognised equivalent qualification.

Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge and/or their professional qualifications (such as RMN, RN) would enable them to study this course at Masters level in their personal statement.

Months of entry


Course content

The Forensic Mental Health Masters degree is ideal if you are currently employed in / or desire to be employed in a forensic mental health setting. The course is designed to equip you with an extensive knowledge of theoretical and practical issues in forensic mental health and a critical awareness of the current philosophical, theoretical and methodological problems, debates and insights that shape the discipline. During the course you'll also gain a critical appreciation of ethical, cultural, and legal issues arising from mental health practice and research.

This Masters degree is ideal if you are currently employed in / or desire to be employed in a forensic, forensic mental health, or mental health setting, for example:

  • prisons
  • secure hospitals
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Police Force
  • courts

The course is designed to provide you with a combination of applied and research skills core to work in a forensic mental health setting.

During the course you'll engage in a piece of consultancy for an external organisation working in the areas of mental health or psychological well-being. This afford excellent networking opportunities. Many students also engage in volunteering opportunities to work in these areas facilitated by the University.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Social Sciences
+44 (0)115 848 4460