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Global Mental Health With Specialism In Research Methods MSc

Global Mental Health With Specialism In Research Methods MSc

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | SEP

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12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Research Methods (Science)

Course type


Course Summary

Why This Programme

  • Develop the capacity to think critically about the potential risks of globalising notions of mental illness.
  • Gain the skills to develop and implement policies aimed at reducing the burden of mental health difficulties worldwide.
  • Learning outcomes (ILOs) for the programme are based on the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health that were identified in a 2011 issue of Nature.
  • Students will have an opportunity to complete research projects with a particular focus on research methods.
  • Specific emphasis is placed on the important role that social and cultural factors play in how mental health difficulties can be understood and treated across the globe.
  • Contributors to teaching come from a diverse range of disciplines including: clinical psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, law and psychiatry. It also includes contribution from those with a lived experience of mental health difficulties.


Graduates of the MSc Global Mental Health programme may establish careers in:

National mental health policy and planning
Epidemiological and mental health services research
Advisory and advocacy roles in governments
International agencies
Non-governmental organisations.


Dissertation in Research Methods - Core
Themes in Global Mental Health - Core
Introduction to Statistical Methods (Online) - Core
Qualitative Research Methods - Core
Mental Health and Disability: International Law And Policy - Core
Research Methods (Qualitative, Quantitative And Heath Economics) - Core

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Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, law, public health or public policy). A registered health-care professional qualification will also be acceptable. A background (study, work or volunteer activities) in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more