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Global Mental Health and Society MSc

Global Mental Health and Society MSc

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | 12-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sociology Of Health And Sickness People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Programme description

Global Mental Health - interdisciplinary approaches at Edinburgh

Do you want to examine how mental health is understood and addressed cross-culturally across the world?; Are you interested in the social drivers of poor mental health and ways to address these?; Do you want to play a role in transforming mental health care globally?

Mental health and well-being are crucial global health and social welfare policy concerns with significant resources and research devoted to this area.

This interdisciplinary postgraduate programme offers you opportunities to develop: critical perspectives on global mental health policy; practice and research; space for creating transformative possibilities; tools for conceptual and practice innovation;

Who this programme is for

The programme is aimed at both professionals with backgrounds in: social work; international development; public health; psychology; nursing; medicine

It is also aimed at graduates in: health studies; psychology; social anthropology; international development; other social science disciplines; We welcome applications from people with lived experience.


This course enables students to critically engage with key policy and practice debates in global mental health including: the framing of global mental health as a policy problem; the relationships between social, psycho-social, and biomedical interventions; marginality and intersectionality including gender and social inequalities; the role of communities in global mental health; impact of war and disaster; and poverty and development. This course will draw on inter-disciplinary global mental health literature including public health, medical anthropology, social work, psychology, international development, mad studies and transcultural psychiatry.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.