University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Global Mental Health (Online) MSc/PgDip/PgCert (Taught)

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Course summary

Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus. When it comes to investment, mental health trails far behind other fields of health care. This online Global Mental Health Masters emphasises the important role that social and cultural factors play in how mental health difficulties can be understood and treated across the globe. It is designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level. This programme opens a world of opportunity for passionate people to create sustainable strategies, address the treatment gap and actively lead positive change in the treatment of mental health issues. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • By studying the MSc Global Mental Health, you'll be exposed to leading research, cutting-edge topics and first-hand insights from our renowned Institute of Health & Wellbeing.
  • Gain the confidence to grow your career by advising, guiding or researching mental health policy, helping you make a real difference to the world.
  • Contributors to the Global Mental Health Masters come from a diverse range of disciplines including clinical psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, law and psychiatry.
  • Through videos, quizzes, discussion and debate with a diverse, global community of students, you will focus on relevant research literature and policy documents and gain an international perspective.
  • Focusing on the impact which social and cultural factors have on the awareness and treatment of mental health service provision, this programme matches goals set by the United Nations and those identified by the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health which were published in the world-leading science journal Nature (2011).
  • The Institute of Health & Wellbeing was awarded an Athena SWAN Gold Award in 2018 for equality and diversity.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE PgCert Year 1: 1 x 20 credit core courses, 2 x 20 credit optional courses PgDip Year 1: 3 x 20 credit core courses Year 2: 3 x 20 credit optional courses MSc Year 1: 3 x 20 credit core courses Year 2: 3 x 20 credit optional courses Year 3: 1 x 60 credit dissertation Whether you join us in September, January or April, you will take a course immediately available to you. For example, if beginning in September, take Semester 1 course 'Themes in Global Mental Health'. If beginning in January, take a Semester 2 course, e.g. 'Mental Health Promotion Across the Lifespan'. If beginning in April, take Semester 3/Summer course, e.g. 'Mental Health and Disability: International Law & Policy', or discuss an appropriate alternative with your Adviser of Studies. Assignments have been based on graduate attributes which are unique to the University. These help students to learn the soft skills associated with professions and are designed to allow them to obtain their career goals. Throughout each course you will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include essays, discussions, blogs, podcasts, posters, online presentations, interactive quizzes, assignments or group work. Details of these assignments are found in your induction. The duration of this programme is 2.5 years - 6 years taken on a part-time basis. For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative. Core Courses THEMES IN GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH & WELLBEING (optional for PgCert) MENTAL HEALTH AND DISABILITY: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY (optional for PgCert) Optional Courses Optional courses MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE-SPAN (ONLINE) IMPROVING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND BIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF MENTAL HEALTH PgDip and MSc only: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS HTA: POLICY AND PRINCIPLES HTA: POLICY AND PRINCIPLES See website for more information

How to apply

International applicants

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Entry requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have: At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, law, public health or public policy) from a recognised institution. If you don’t have a suitable Honours degree, a registered health care professional qualification can also be considered. A background in a mental health field is desirable but not essential (e.g. study, work or volunteer activities). When you submit your application, please include: a Curriculum Vitae AND a supporting statement.

Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

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Global Mental Health (Online) MSc/PgDip/PgCert at University of Glasgow - UCAS