The Global Mental Health MSc is jointly run by King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, providing a unique course of study for students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues surrounding the new discipline of global mental health. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to design, implement and evaluate mental health programmes in low resource settings as well as learning how to conduct and critically evaluate research. Our course constitutes an excellent preparation for careers in policy, research and work in international agencies.
Wide range of modules available.
Teaching and supervision delivered by leading researchers from the Centre for Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neroscience (IoPPN) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Welcomes applications from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, including: clinicians, researchers, development workers and those working in policy and planning.
Across the world, and especially in low and middle-income countries, most people who have mental health problems are not supported by trained professionals, or able to access to evidence-based treatments. Global mental health is about changing that situation – investigating the needs of people in different settings and formulating the most locally appropriate and feasible way to better support them. You will learn how to develop policies, systems, services and clinical interventions as well as epidemiological and other research methods used to evaluate services and interventions. The course will prepare you for work in the governmental and non-governmental sectors, as a policy advisor, global mental health researcher or clinical academic.
Course format and assessment
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks.
Students will have 3-4 teaching days per week and 1-2 days self-study depending on the term.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
You are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations and may typically expect assessment by:
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.
Our graduates will be well-equipped to enter careers in national mental health policy and planning, epidemiological and mental health services research, and advisory and advocacy roles in government, international agencies and non-governmental organisations.