M.Sc. Global Mental Health

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP24750 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9960 per Year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | London, United Kingdom
This is a joint programme provided by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. The Global Mental Health course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health programmes in low-resource settings, and to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health.
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Description

Global Mental Health is a joint programme provided by the School and King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health programmes in low-resource settings, and to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health. These skills will equip students to make valuable contributions in research, public health, policy and practice.

Career prospects

Graduates enter careers in national mental health policy and planning, epidemiological and mental health services research, and advisory and advocacy roles in governments, international agencies and non-governmental organisations.

Applications for this course are processed by King's College London, not by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

By the end of the course, students will able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mental health challenges facing low resource settings
  • devise locally appropriate and feasible strategies to reduce the burden of mental disorders
  • develop research protocols to investigate key issues in global mental health including epidemiological, intervention- and policy-related questions
  • apply research skills to monitor and evaluate mental health programmes

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1 July
Tuition fee
  • GBP 24750 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 9960 per year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Structure

Students complete eight modules, five of which are "core" (compulsory), pass two written examinations and complete a project report.

Term 1

There is a one-week orientation period on studying at the School and KCL-IOPPN as well as sessions on key computing and study skills

  • Core modules at the School
  • Fundamentals in Global Mental Health
  • Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Core module at KCL-IOPPN
  • Principles of Psychiatric Research and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Term 2
  • Core modules at the School
  • Platforms of Care for Mental Disorders
  • Choice of 3 other modules from the School and/or KCL-IOPPN
Term 3
  • Core module at KCL-IOPPN
  • Scaling-Up Packages of Care
  • Project Report

Students prepare a project report of a maximum of 10,000 words during the summer months (July - August), for submission by early September.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7
CAE score
190(Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

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Requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at LSHTM/KCL-IoP on a Masters programme is at least an upper second-class Honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a registerable qualification in medicine, appropriate to the programme. A background (study, work or volunteer activities) in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential.

Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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