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Mental Health: Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health Care MSc

Mental Health: Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health Care MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc is for students who are interested in understanding the impact of socio-cultural factors in mental health, mental illness and mental health care. It suits those who wish to pursue careers in research and clinical practice worldwide as well as those already working in this area.
There are three overall learning objectives for students: Learn about assessing mental health problems and understanding their origins and how to help recovery; Obtain a global perspective on mental health including recognition of the importance and challenges in working with culturally-diverse populations as well as approaches and practices relevant to addressing these challenges; Learn about research methods and deliver an original research project. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.

Different course options

Full time | Charterhouse Square | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Advanced Skills in Mental Health prepares students for working with people with complex mental health needs. The ability to safely and accurately assess and identify mental health problems in vulnerable people is a valuable skill for work in psychiatric or psychological services, homelessness agencies, learning disabilities services or forensic services, and legal services. The knowledge and skills learnt in this module will enable you to feel well equipped in understanding the signs, symptoms and labelling strategies used in deciphering complex mental health issues to make you a more effective member of the service team. You will also learn study skills and presentation skills and engage in group learning process using problem based learning, role plays, and group discussion.
Psychological Therapies

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

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 in a UK Bachelor's degree or overseas equivalent in subjects such as Psychology, Medicine or a cognate subject. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess adequate Professional Qualification and have at least one year's experience working in a relevant field may be considered on a case by case basis.