Master of Forensic Mental Health

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree is delivered in collaboration with Queensland Health's Forensic Mental Health Service to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners, including nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. It also provides an extension to undergraduate degrees in nursing, applied science, criminology and criminal justice, and applied psychology. The degree provides advanced training to enhance and develop specialist skills and knowledge to work more effectively with the forensic mental health population. You will gain a thorough understanding of research-based knowledge in forensic mental health and how it is applied in practice.DurationThe Master of Forensic Mental Health offers a range of different durations depending on your prior studies and work experience.You may be eligible to complete this program in 1.5 years full time, or part-time equivalent, if you have:Bachelor, related disciplineYou may be eligible to complete this program in 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent, (with 40 credit points of advanced standing) if you have:Bachelor Honours, related discipline ORGraduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health


  • Advanced Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Mental Health
  • Dissertation 1
  • Dissertation 2
  • Dissertation 3
  • Ethics and Accountability in Forensic Mental Health
  • Individual Project
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics
  • Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health (Clinical)
  • Interventions for Correctional Clients
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System
  • Mental Disorder and Crime
  • Minority Populations in Forensic Mental Health
  • Qualitative Skills for Criminologists
  • Quantitative Skills for Criminologists
  • Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Mental Health
  • Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $33,000 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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