Forensic Psychology and Mental Health at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Queen Mary University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Queen Mary, University of London

Forensic Psychology and Mental Health (Taught)

Course summary

Gain the skills you’ll need to work safely, ethically and effectively with offenders who pose a risk to others. Through a combination of taught classes and placement-based learning, you’ll not only learn as a student but also as an active staff member of staff in a forensic psychology and mental health system.

  • Develop the core clinical skills needed to work in forensic psychology and mental health services in the UK and overseas
  • Work on a placement within a forensic setting
  • Gain comprehensive training in research methods and writing
This MSc will give you a summary of forensic psychology and mental health care in addition to teaching co-delivered by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), a recognised centre of excellence providing forensic care to a complex and diverse population. You will apply your in-class learning to your placement within a forensic setting. We offer you a distinctive psychosocial focus, a key component of current Ministry of Justice and Department of Health Policy. This approach helps you to reflect on your own experiences and practice in a way that develops your skills as a clinician, researcher or leader in the field, as well as providing a framework for safe and therapeutic work with offenders. You’ll also learn to work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) within a forensic setting, and how to work in partnership with other organisations and pathways relevant to forensic mental health, such as the criminal justice system, probation services and local authorities. You’ll produce an original thesis, which can be oriented towards clinical or research knowledge. We’ll encourage you to publish and disseminate this work. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society


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How to apply

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Entry requirements

At the minimum a good 2:2 degree or overseas equivalent in psychology, Medicine or cognate discipline is required Alternatively candidates should have an MBBS (or equivalent) and be registered as a Core or Higher trainee in any area of Psychiatry. Candidates seeking to obtain a qualification in part 1 of the British Psychological Society’s Qualification in Forensic Psychology must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), previously referred to as GBR (Graduate Basis for Registration).

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Students enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme are charged tuition fees each year by Queen Mary. The rate you will be charged depends on whether you are assessed as a Home/EU or Overseas student. You can find tuition fees for each course on the course finder pages on our website: Further details about postgraduate taught tuition fees can also be found on our website:

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Forensic Psychology and Mental Health at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS