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Global Mental Health PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level. The MSc in Global Mental Health is unique to Scotland and one of only two in the UK. During this course, students will develop the capacity to think critically about the potential risks of globalising notions of mental illness. Students will gain the skills to develop and implement policies aimed at reducing the burden of mental health difficulties worldwide. The MSc Global Mental Health programme will help you develop the knowledge to integrate your initiatives into the wider aims of international development, and address the global inequities in the provision of mental health services.

Graduates of the MSc Global Mental Health programme establish careers in national mental health policy and planning, epidemiological and mental health services research, as well as advisory and advocacy roles in governments, international agencies and non-governmental organisations.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 9 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



Mental Health and Disability: International Law and Policy - Core
Research Methods (qualitative, quantitative and health economics) - Core
Introduction to Mental Health and Disability - Core
The Global Burden of Mental Health Difficulties - Core
Cultural, Social and Biological Determinants of Mental Health - Core
Mental Health Promotion Across the Life-span - Core
Improving Access to Mental Health Care in the Global Context (online course) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need 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. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. 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...more

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