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Creative Arts and Mental Health MSc

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Charterhouse Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and research, with a particular emphasis on theatre and performance in the creative arts. This innovative and unique MSc is for you if you are an education professional, artist, scholar or mental health practitioner and is jointly run by the Centre for Psychiatry and the Department of Drama.

  • Learn about the application of the creative arts to research, practice, education, advocacy and activism in the field of mental health
  • Study the ways in which mental health experiences are represented in the arts and in popular culture
  • Consider how arts practice can critique and expand both clinical and popular understanding of mental health and the mental health system
  • Learn how mental health professionals, arts practitioners and others interested in mental health and wellbeing work together in both clinical and non-clinical environments
  • Develop your own area of expertise in the field of the arts and mental health through options of placements, arts practice and research

Facilities

  • Specialist performance facilities at our Mile End campus, including three rehearsal rooms, the Pinter studio theatre, and the Film and Drama Studio (FADS)
  • The new Graduate Centre and award-winning Lock-Keepers’ Cottage
  • Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Access to the University of London Library at Senate House

Career paths

Some students already hold qualifications in art or drama therapy, are practicing artists, or work elsewhere in mental health. For them, the programme offers an opportunity to expand their knowledge base, develop their practice, meet a variety of other professionals working in related fields and further their careers

Other students have used the MSc as a stepping stone to entering a career in education, mental health practice or to pursue postgraduate research/doctoral training in either art or mental health.

Recent graduates work in:

  • teaching and education
  • art
  • research
  • mental health.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students can enjoy the security and friendliness of a campus, with guaranteed first-year accommodation, in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

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