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Rank: 109 (TCUG)

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Study mode distance learning (part-time)

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/28

Duration: 36 months

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Delivered jointly by UWS and the School of Forensic Mental Health this part-time programme is the only Scottish Masters programme specialising in Forensic Mental Health. It offers a unique opportunity to advance your knowledge and enhance your skills. Graduates will be equipped with the confidence to excel in any forensic mental health setting. The programme is designed for those who are currently, or who are looking to be employed in a forensic setting—such as a secure hospital, community based service for mentally disordered offenders, Scottish Prison Service or Police Scotland. It is suitable for professionals with backgrounds in nursing, social care, psychology, occupational therapy, psychiatry, criminal justice and security.


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess an appropriate undergraduate degree in a health (but not exclusively) related field. Other Required Qualifications/Experience: Admission is permitted with relevant previous academic credit and/or prior learning. This will be in accordance with the University of the West of Scotland Regulatory Framework (Regulation 6.7, 2016/17). Non-standard entry: Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient professional or practice based experience to undertake their chosen study, for example, two years experience working in a mental health or forensic mental health context where they are required to provide written reports. A potential progression route exists from the Short Forensic Module at New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell Campus and from the Graduate Certificate in Personality Disorder course at UWS. The one condition of students being accepted via these routes is a pass rate of 60% or above.

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IELTS: 6.0 (no sub-test less than 5.5)

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International students

There are an average of over 1100 international students at the university each year from some 70 different countries. Country specific information can be found on the website. As well as all the information on the website to help them apply and settle in, these students can also make use of the International Student Support service, available to help with a range of academic and non-academic issues such as visas, immigration and financial matters as well as accessing health care. There are also English language programs to help those wanting to learn or improve their English skills. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom for the students and offers them support, advice and representation. It also operates a number of bars across the campuses screening major sports events as well as holding regular themed nights such as comedy and poker. There is a student run radio station also broadcasting 24 hours a day available online. There are a wide range of sports available through the union across the different sites. These make use of the Trust Sports Centre in Paisley and the Hamilton Leisure Centre in Hamilton as well as other facilities. They range from traditional sports such as football and rugby to newer sports such as basketball and snow sports into fitness and self-defence activities such as tae kwon do classes and volleyball.

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