M.Sc. Global Mental Health

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP18900 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP6950 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Glasgow, United Kingdom
This Masters degree is designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level. The MSc in Global Mental Health at the University of Glasgow is unique to Scotland and one of only two in the UK.

Description

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This Masters degree is designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level. The MSc in Global Mental Health at the University of Glasgow is unique to Scotland and one of only two in the UK.

Why this programme
  • You will develop the capacity to think critically about the potential risks of globalising notions of mental illness. You will gain the skills to develop and implement policies aimed at reducing the burden of mental health difficulties worldwide.
  • Opportunities exist for students to complete placements with a NHS service that supports the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
  • The MSc mental health course will help you develop the knowledge to integrate your intitiatives into the wider aims of international development, and address the global ineuities in the provision of mental health services.
  • The learning outcomes (ILOs) for the programme are based on the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health that were identified in a 2011 issue of Nature.
  • We have collaborative partnerships with organisations working in low and middle income countries. You will have opportunities to complete placements and projects with them.
  • Students will have an opportunity to complete research projects with organisations doing mental health related work both nationally and internationally.
  • The MSc Global Mental Health programme at the University of Glasgow places specific emphasis on the important role that social and cultural factors play in how mental health difficulties can be understood and treated across the globe.
  • Contributors to the MSc Global Mental Health teaching come from a diverse range of disciplines including: clinical psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, law and psychiatry. Teaching also includes contribution from those with a lived experience of mental health difficulties.
  • The Global Mental Health programme at the University of Glasgow has a formal collaboration with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Rwanda. This partnership has fostered a range of research and teaching activities that have been jointly coordinated by staff at the respective universities. It is hoped that this partnership will continue to grow and that MSc Global Mental Health students will avail of opportunities that it provides.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP18900 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP6950 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Core courses

  • Introduction to mental health and disability
  • The global burden of mental health difficulties
  • Cultural, social and biological determinants of mental health
  • Research methods (qualitative, quantitative and health economics)
  • Mental health promotion across the life-span
  • Improving access to mental health care in the global context
  • Mental health and disability: international law and policy
  • Dissertation.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
176(Grade B2)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

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Requirements

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, law, public health or public policy). A registered health-care professional qualification will also be acceptable. A background – study, work or volunteer activities – in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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