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MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert Mad Studies


Online Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh School of Health Sciences

Full time & Part time January PgCert, MSc, PgDip Full-time: 1 year min; 4 years maxi/ Part-time: 2 years min; 7 years max

About the course

Why QMU?

  • This is the first Mad Studies MSc Internationally.
  • There are some funded places for people with lived experience of mental health issues.
  • It is a unique dialogical space to share and expand your knowledge, skills, practice and actions with public sociology, activists and the mad community.
  • Learn from a team with a wide range of academic backgrounds and experience in community settings outside the university, including the mad movement, young people, environmental campaigns, community education, gender justice and queer activism.

About the course

Mad Studies is an emerging academic discipline that explores the global knowledge that has emerged from the mad movement. This body of knowledge includes the exploration of the dominant understandings of madness. It examines individual and

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Entry Requirements

Normally, an honours degree or equivalent.

Degree and/or relevant experience of engagement with communities or public groups. We will consider applications from people without a degree but with significant experience of community work or similar, and who can show that they are able to study at postgraduate level.

International: Where your degree or equivalent has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score below 6.0.


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