Forensic mental health science is the study of antisocial, violent, and criminal behaviours among people with mental disorders. The people we work with have a pattern of antisocial behaviour in many cases including violence, crime, and substance abuse. The field of study is complex and extensive, for knowledge about antisocial behaviour and mental disorders must be developed and considered in light of new research on mental disorders and antisocial behaviour.
The department's research programme encompasses two principal themes, major mental disorders and antisocial behaviour; and personality disorders and antisocial behaviour and two minor themes that focus on people with learning disabilities and those with brain damage who engage in antisocial behaviour. The department runs three MSc programmes (Clinical Forensic Psychiatry, Clinical Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Science), the last of which is designed as a first step to a PhD. The department also organises a comprehensive programme of educational events coordinated by the Forensic Mental Health Teaching Unit.
Tuition & Financial Aid
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