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New scholarships for 2019 entry launched by King's. Find out more and apply here.

Across the globe, there’s a huge gap between the need for mental health treatment and the resource to provide it. Whether you want to create mental health programmes, guide policy, or conduct research, this course is the ideal way to work towards solving this major problem.

Our jointly run course with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) ensures you will have access to the latest research innovation and facilities of both institutions. The two organisations are leading the field in mental health and public health research so you’ll be taught by researchers at the cutting-edge of knowledge.

NEW: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering up to four Johnson & Johnson Scholarships to students accepted onto the 2019-20 MSc Global Mental Health programme. For more information, including eligibility criteria, please visit their scholarships page here

Key benefits

  • Learn from the experts at King’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Choose from a wide range of optional modules and develop your own research interests with our summer project
  • Get the latest insight directly from researchers at the Global Mental Health Centre
  • Take your career to the next level – whether you’re a clinician, researcher, development worker, or work in policy and planning
  • Develop the skills you need to create effective policies, systems, services and clinical interventions

Description

People with mental health problems deserve access to trained professionals and evidence-based treatment. But getting appropriate support is unlikely in many countries across the world.

Studying our Global Mental Health MSc gives you the chance to change things. You’ll discover what people need in different settings and how to provide it for them. Then we’ll show you how to develop policies, systems and clinical interventions, and use epidemiological and other research methods to evaluate services.

You could be working in a clinical background or in development. Or you might be coming straight from your undergraduate degree. Whatever your background, the wide scope of the course will prepare you for the next step in your career.

Throughout the year, your modules will include a mix of theory and practical topics across epidemiology and policy. You’ll also have the opportunity to personalise the course to your own interests with our wide range of optional modules. And, over the summer, your research project is a great opportunity to explore your interests in more depth.

Required Modules

  • Students on this course are required to take: 
  • Fundamentals in Global Mental Health 1 (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals in Global Mental Health 2 (15 credits)
  • Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health (15 credits)
  • Epidemiology for Mental Health Research (15 credits)
  • Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programmes (15 credits)
  • Theory to Practice in Global Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Global Mental Health Dissertation (45 credits)

Optional Modules

In addition, you will take 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Applied Statistical Methods in Psychiatric Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • Measurement in Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Social Psychiatry: Theory, Research and Methods (15 credits)
  • Systematic Reviews in Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Mental Health Economic Evaluation (15credit)
  • Conflict and Health (15 credits, LSHTM )
  • Health Promotion Approaches and Methods (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Health Systems (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases 15 credits, (LSHTM)
  • Social Epidemiology (15 credits , LSHTM)
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (15 credits , LSHTM)
  • Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (15 credits , LSHTM)
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Health Care Evaluation (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Qualitative Methodologies (15 credits, LSHTM) 
  • Medical Anthropology and Public Health (15 credits, LSHTM) 
  • Research Design & Analysis (15 credits, LSHTM)

Career prospects

Many of our students join us to progress their existing career so you may already have a good idea of where you want to end up. A master’s degree at King’s is a great way to get specialist experience and formal recognition to help you take the next step.

If you’re looking for a change of direction, the course gives you the skills for a wide range of careers. You could move into policy and planning, research, or advisory and advocacy roles. Our past students work in government, international agencies and non-governmental organisations around the world.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organisations including: 

  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • South London & Maudsley Hospital (SLaM) 
  • Princeton University
  • Lagos State University 
  • Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital: Yaba Lagos Nigeria 
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency 

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