Master of Science in Forensic Mental Health Sciences

University of Nicosia

Program Description

Master of Science in Forensic Mental Health Sciences

University of Nicosia

  • Duration (years): 2 years
  • Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Forensic Mental Health Sciences
  • Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
  • Language of Instruction: English and Greek
  • Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
  • Minimum Credits: 36
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 120

Profile of the Programme:

The Master’s Degree in Forensic Mental Health offers a comprehensive training in forensic mental health, covering the theoretical and practical aspects of criminal, civil, correctional environment, therapeutic environments, offenders and victims, and adult, child, and family forensic mental health. It is designed to provide training, skills and expertise required in the forensic mental health workplace.

Career Prospects:

The program is designed for professionals including medical practitioners, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, police staff, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals interested in gaining this expertise. The programme is also open to members of the legal profession and correctional staff. This programme may or may not lead to professional licensure, depending on the previous degrees earned, the electives of the students and the national laws of their country. The students are responsible to ensure that this programme meets their professional aspirations and future career goals.

Access to Further Studies:

Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (Doctorate Degree)

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 120 ECTS and all programme requirements.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:

  1. Effectively apply the scientific methods used in forensic mental health sciences;

  2. Assess the historical and current science involved in forensic cases and apply evidence-based methods;

  3. Effectively conduct research studies via data interpretation and statistical evaluation;

  4. Apply legal and forensic knowledge to their research and cases, and know when further legal or psychotherapeutic consultation is warranted;

  5. Be a competent expert witness in forensic cases;

  6. Competently be employed in forensic and correctional environments;

  7. Apply their evidence-based working knowledge of criminal behavior, drug related behaviour, investigative interviewing, detecting deception, and criminal scene reconstruction;

  8. Contribute to the investigation of crimes by examining issues such as psychological autopsy
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated September 20, 2016
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