Global Health and Mental Health MSc
Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and substance use, affect millions of people – estimated to be at least 10% of the world’s population – negatively impacting their quality of life or leading to premature death. Although mental health is increasingly recognised as a global concern, it remains a neglected, long time overlooked aspect of healthcare in many societies – often not even acknowledged as a ‘health’ problem or viewed as taboo. Developing appropriate mental health services requires greater awareness of the attitudes to these disorders within individual communities, as well as the social and economic factors that cause them.
If you are looking to make a real difference in the pursuit of health equity and global justice, our stimulating suite of MScs in Global Health will help you better understand global health issues, policy and practices in the 21st century. Reflecting contemporary concerns and areas of research excellence at St George’s, we offer five specialist pathways in Global Health – in Conflict, Humanities, Mental Health, Ethics and Law, and Infection and Immunity – as well as the broad-based general degree.
Highly practical in nature, drawing on experiences of our own faculty and the many practitioners we have links with, these courses will be of particular interest to those who already work or wish to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This includes policymakers, doctors, other health professionals and anyone with a strong interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics.
To be considered for this course, you will need to:
- meet the entry criteria
- write a personal statement
- provide two suitable references.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent
You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2).For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1stAugust on the year of entry.
We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare.
We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries and use to UKNARIC assess.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Global Governance for Health
- Culture and Mental Health
- MSc research project
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine
- Global Health Diseases
- Global Health Ethics and Law
- Infection and Immunity
- Humanitarian Action and Ethics
- Global Health and Comparative Health Systems
- Global Health Humanities
Research support modules
- Practical Data Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
- Research Methods
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
This program is available part time.
Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods including group lectures, course-specific seminars and small group sessions. You will also participate in self-directed study and wider reading, as well as individual and group practical sessions.
- Full-time MSc: £11,500
- Part-time MSc: £6,000 per annum
International and EU students
- Full-time MSc: £22,000
- Part-time MSc: £11,500 per annum
- Academic institutions
- Aid agencies
- Civil service
- Local or national government
- National health services
- National ministries of health
- Professional bodies
- Third sector organisations
- World Health Organisation
About this institute
St George's, University of London
At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...
Why study at St George's, University of London
At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.
St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide 2022, where we are ranked within the top five universities in the UK for graduate prospects. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.
Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.
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