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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Global Mental Health MSc provides a unique understanding of the issues surrounding the new discipline of global mental health. People with mental health problems deserve access to trained professionals and evidence-based treatment. But getting appropriate support is unlikely in many countries across the world. Studying our Global Mental Health MSc gives you the chance to change things. You’ll discover what people need in different settings and how to provide it for them. Then we’ll show you how to develop policies, systems and clinical interventions, and use epidemiological and other research methods to evaluate services. You could be working in a clinical background or in development. Or you might be coming straight from your undergraduate degree. Whatever your background, the wide scope of the course will prepare you for the next step in your career.

Througout the year, your modules will include a mix of theory and practical topics across epidemiology and policy. You’ll also have the opportunity to personalise the course to your own interests with our wide range of optional modules. And, over the summer, your research project is a great opportunity to explore your interests in more depth.

Many of our students join us to progress their existing career so you may already have a good idea of where you want to end up. A master’s degree at King’s is a great way to get specialist experience and formal recognition to help you take the next step. If you’re looking for a change of direction, the course gives you the skills for a wide range of careers. You could move into policy and planning, research, or advisory and advocacy roles. Our past students work in government, international agencies and non-governmental organisations around the world.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Fundamentals in Global Mental Health 1 (15 Credits)
Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (15 Credits)
Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programmes (15 Credits)
Theory to Practice in Global Mental Health (15 Credits)
Global Mental Health Dissertation (45 credits) (45 Credits)
Fundamentals in Global Mental Health 2 (15 Credits)
Epidemiology for Mental Health Research (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an upper second-class honours degree of a UK university or a registerable qualification in medicine, appropriate to the programme. A background in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential. Applications with an appropriate technical qualification or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas are also welcomed. Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission. They should contact the programme leader who can advise on their eligibility to apply. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.