United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

The Global Mental Health MSc is jointly run by King's College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, providing a unique course of study for students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues surrounding the new discipline of global mental health. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to design, implement and evaluate mental health programmes in low resource settings as well as learning how to conduct and critically evaluate research. Our course constitutes an excellent preparation for careers in policy, research and work in international agencies.

Key benefits:

  • Wide range of modules available.
  • Teaching and supervision delivered by leading researchers from the Centre for Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
  • Welcomes applications from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, including: clinicians, researchers, development workers and those working in policy and planning.

Who should take this course

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.



Course content

Required Modules:

Students on this course are required to take:

  • Fundamentals in Global Mental Health 1 (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals in Global Mental Health 2 (15 credits)
  • Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health (15 credits)
  • Epidemiology for Mental Health Research (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)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you will take 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Applied Statistical Methods in Psychiatric Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • Measurement in Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Social Psychiatry: Theory, Research and Methods (15 credits)
  • Systematic Reviews in Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Mental Health Economic Evaluation (15credit)
  • Conflict and Health (15 credits, LSHTM )
  • Health Promotion Approaches and Methods (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Health Systems (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases 15 credits, (LSHTM)
  • Social Epidemiology (15 credits , LSHTM)
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (15 credits , LSHTM)
  • Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (15 credits , LSHTM)
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Health Care Evaluation (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Qualitative Methodologies (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Medical Anthropology and Public Health (15 credits, LSHTM)
  • Research Design & Analysis (15 credits, LSHTM)


  • Full time Home/EU fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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