Forensic Mental Health MSc at King's College London, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES). Unravel the complex relationship between mental disorders and criminal behaviour. At the same time, develop the skills to establish, manage and evaluate programmes designed to reduce antisocial behaviour. You’ll have a choice of two pathways: clinical forensic psychology or forensic mental health research. With different entry criteria, you’ll need to pick the one that suits your interests and matches your level of experience. 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
Teaching You’ll be taught by clinicians who split their time between King’s and running specialist services in the community. They might work with sexual offenders, in prisons, or at threat services monitoring risk to politicians. At King’s, not only are we building knowledge in the field, we’re also discovering innovative ways to apply research to clinical practice. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills to make an impact in the area that interests you.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or be predicted to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree (minimum) or the equivalent, including an introduction to empirical research, in a relevant subject, e.g. psychology, neuroscience, criminology, psychiatry, mental health nursing or occupational therapy. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Non-graduates (e.g. nurses with a Diploma) will be asked to provide evidence of their capacity to study at postgraduate level and will be expected to have considerable relevant work experience since qualifying. All teaching is conducted in English and it is therefore essential that students have a sufficient command of the language. Candidates who have not been educated to degree level in English will be required to provide proof that they possess an adequate level of English competence. The minimum levels are set out here.

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Forensic Mental Health MSc at King's College London, University of London - UCAS