Forensic Mental Health - 2712

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Contact: Assoc Prof Kimberlie Dean

Campus: Sydney

Career: Research

Typical Duration: 1.5 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 12

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 72

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Program Description

The School offers the Master of Philosophy in Mental Health (MPhil). This has been established in response to requests from MFMH students who wish to undertake supervised research in forensic mental health who have not had prior research experience (and thereby not being eligible to enrol for the MSc by research or a PhD).

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Master of Philosophy in Mental Health is a research degree designed to provide research training for candidates wishing to progress to a PhD, or who wish to develop competence in researching Forensic Mental Health.

Program Structure

    Academic Rules

    The MPhil comprises 24 units of credit (UOC) of coursework, and a thesis of no more than 40,000 words on an approved topic.


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    Articulation from an MPhil to a PhD is possible and advanced standing may be given for courses completed as part of the Master of Forensic Mental Health or equivalent.

    Area(s) of Specialisation