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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Across the globe, there’s a huge gap between the need for mental health treatment and the resource to provide it. Whether you want to create mental health programmes, guide policy, or conduct research, this course is the ideal way to work towards solving this major problem.

Our jointly run course with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) ensures you will have access to the latest research innovation and facilities of both institutions. The two organisations are leading the field in mental health and public health research so you’ll be taught by researchers at the cutting-edge of knowledge.

Key benefits:

  • Learn from the experts at King’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Choose from a wide range of optional modules and develop your own research interests with our summer project
  • Get the latest insight directly from researchers at the Global Mental Health Centre
  • Take your career to the next level – whether you’re a clinician, researcher, development worker, or work in policy and planning
  • Develop the skills you need to create effective policies, systems, services and clinical interventions


All our teaching staff are active researchers so you’ll have access to the latest knowledge in the subject. Many also come from a clinical background, so their experience helps inform your classes.

Teaching and support is split between King’s and LSHTM. This means you’ll get one seamless course with access to two universities worth of expertise behind it.


People with mental health problems deserve access to trained professionals and evidence-based treatment. But getting appropriate support is unlikely in many countries across the world.

Studying our Global Mental Health MSc gives you the chance to change things. You’ll discover what people need in different settings and how to provide it for them. Then we’ll show you how to develop policies, systems and clinical interventions, and use epidemiological and other research methods to evaluate services.

You could be working in a clinical background or in development. Or you might be coming straight from your undergraduate degree. Whatever your background, the wide scope of the course will prepare you for the next step in your career.

Througout the year, your modules will include a mix of theory and practical topics across epidemiology and policy. You’ll also have the opportunity to personalise the course to your own interests with our wide range of optional modules. And, over the summer, your research project is a great opportunity to explore your interests in more depth.

Career prospects:

Many of our students join us to progress their existing career so you may already have a good idea of where you want to end up. A master’s degree at King’s is a great way to get specialist experience and formal recognition to help you take the next step.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 29,850per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 35 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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