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Courses: MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health

Course duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

Course start date: September

Organised by:
The School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

Details: This Masters degree is aimed at students who are currently employed in/or who desire to be employed in, a forensic setting, for example prisons; secure hospitals; the Ministry of justice; the police force; and the courts.

The course is designed to provide students with a combination of applied and research skills core to work in a forensic setting. During the course students will study selected modules specially designed to impart theoretical knowledge, research and practical skills.

These modules will cover:
-Explanations of Crime and Criminal Behaviour
-The Police, the Criminal Justice System and Psychology
-Punishment, Rehabilitation and Aftercare
-Psychopathology and Offending Behaviour
-Special Issues in Forensic Psychology (e.g. substance abuse, personality disorders, trauma)
-Ethics, Boundaries, and Milieu Interventions
-Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design and Analysis
-Research-based Dissertation in Forensic Mental Health.

Research-informed teaching
Research is central to the work of the Psychology Division. We have a focus on real life practical research and this is integrated into our teaching. Our research strengths cover the core academic areas of the discipline as well as applied areas such as forensic psychology, gambling and addiction, the emergency services, occupational health and many more.  To find out more about the Division please visit our website.

Career opportunities This course is ideal if you are currently employed or want to be a forensic nurse, prison officer / governor, secure hospital employee, mental health worker, barrister or solicitor, researcher or law enforcer.

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