Queen Mary - University of London

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Mental Health and Law



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Diploma

Format: Online

Program Description:

Mental health is an ever-growing field and the care for mental illness is developing accordingly worldwide. There is an overall sense of enhanced awareness on mental health, leading to a need for new knowledge and applications of good practice. This programme will be jointly run by the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Department of Law at Queen Mary. This MSc is ideal for world leaders in law and clinical practice who wish to create significant interdisciplinary and organisational advances in care services and legal practice; professionals who are involved in protecting the rights and dignity of the public and ensuring that the highest standards of competencies are available to individuals in contact with criminal justice and mental health legislation. This programme will: Provide you with up-to-date and practical knowledge of critical issues at the interface of mental health and law Give you up-to-date and practical applications of The Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act; psychological processes and legal decision making; gathering and giving evidence: court reports and expert witness; international mental health and human rights.



International Student Requirements:

International applicants 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.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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