Our Global Mental Health specialisms were introduced to allow students who may have a particular interest in health technology assessment to take their learning further and work towards a Masters within a specialised area. This Masters is designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- September start
- MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part‑time
Why this programme
- You will develop the capacity to think critically about the potential risks of globalising notions of mental illness. You will gain the skills to develop and implement policies aimed at reducing the burden of mental health difficulties worldwide.
- The 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 a research project with a specific focus on health technology
- The MSc Global Mental Health programme at the University of Glasgow places specific emphasis 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 the MSc Global Mental Health teaching come from a diverse range of disciplines including: clinical psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, law and psychiatry. Teaching also includes contribution from those with a lived experience of mental health difficulties.
The core teaching is based around lectures. There is a strong emphasis on discussion and debate with your academic staff and fellow students, focusing on relevant research literature and policy documents. The Global Mental Health MSc has expert international contributors. Blended learning and peer support learning is promoted in this course.
100 core credits + 20 elective + project
- Themes in global mental health
- Research methods (qualitative, quantitative and heath economics)
- HTA policy and principles (online)
- Mental health and disability: international law and policy
- Statistical methods for health technology assessment and evidence-based medicine (online)
- Dissertation in health technology assessment
Electives (semester 2)
Choose one from the following:
- Improving access to mental health care in the global context (online delivery)
- Globalisation and public health
- Health technology assessment in a global context (online)
- Mental health promotion across the life-span
- Qualitative research methods
Please note: Some students may find the content of the MSc distressing. Sessions include gender based violence (domestic abuse, rape) human trafficking, torture, other infringements of human rights (chaining). If you would rather opt out of viewing this content, please let the Programme Director know.
Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
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.
Fees & funding
Tuition fees for 2019-20
Home and EU
- Full-time fee: £8450
- Part-time fee: £939 per 20 credits
- Full-time fee: £22500
Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only
- Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £360
- Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £320
- Registration/exam only fee: £150
The Clan Gregor Society Prize
The Clan Gregor Society are offering an award to new entrants to the University of Glasgow who descend from Clan Gregor. Prospective students will be asked to submit an application highlighting areas of consideration such as academic excellence and financial need. The award is open to both Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.
The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database
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.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
- BALEAP guide to accredited courses
What do I do if...
my language qualifications are below the requirements?
The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.
my language qualifications are not listed here?
Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: email@example.com
For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.
How to apply
Please note you cannot apply directly for a Global Mental Health specialism. All applications are made via the Global Mental Health programme page.
Specialisms are then chosen at a later date.
Standard application deadlines
- International applications (non-EU): 21 July 2019
- UK and EU applications: 25 August 2019
Classes start September 2019 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.