This MSc is ideal for those interested in interdisciplinary and organisational advances in mental health care services. The programme addresses those who work to represent the rights and dignity of mental health patients and to ensure high standards of competencies for individuals in contact with the criminal justice and mental health system. The MSc promotes understanding of the clinical, legal and ethical issues that arise in mental health treatment and facilitates exchange about public mental health. This MSc will provide you with up-to-date and practical knowledge of critical issues at the interface of mental health and law. Topics for the MSc include:
Capacity and the patient's wishes
Harm prevention and care
Psychological processes in gathering and giving evidence
International human rights law and mental health
Conducting research in legal and clinical practice
Advanced mental health assessment
This programme will be jointly run by the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Department of Law at Queen Mary.
International Student Requirements:
Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements.
If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.