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Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry MSc

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Whitechapel

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MSc will give you a sophisticated understanding of the impact of socio-cultural factors in mental health, and mental health care. You’ll understand the cultural contexts of mental health problems, learn about the innovative ways care is delivered cross-culturally and gain experience of working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Develop a critical insight into the role of culture in mental health as well as psychological and psychiatric practice, enhancing both your clinical and research skills.
  • Gain a global perspective on mental health so you can work with culturally diverse populations in multiple settings
  • Take a supervised placement in a clinical setting or mental health organisation
  • Gain a comprehensive training in research methods and writing
  • Learn from leading experts in the field

This programme is designed to improve your understanding of the impact of socio-cultural factors on mental health, mental illness and mental health care disciplines and delivery. It will enable you to work in a research or mental health care role in a multicultural setting both here in the UK and abroad as well as put you in a position to pursue further training to qualify as a therapist, social worker or clinical psychologist.

You will examine how cultural factors such as belief systems, values, ethnicity, practices and traditions can affect an individual’s mental health risk – and their resilience. You’ll also look at how migration, race and other cultural phenomena intersect to create mental health challenges and how these can be addressed in direct clinical practice and mental health care systems through the implementation of innovative therapies as well as the adaptation of current psychological approaches and care pathways.

You’ll organise and complete a supervised placement with a mental health service or organisation that provides support to a diverse range of people (eg the NHS, a third sector organisation or a global mental health and development agency). Clinical placements will give you experience of supervised practice and will develop your ability to work with emotional, behavioural and psychological distress within and across different cultural contexts. An organisational/policy focused placement will give you the opportunity to observe and engage in the cultural processes that shape how mental health services are structured and delivered.

In addition, you’ll develop your research skills and complete a research project.

Please note this programme does not equip you to be registered as a psychotherapist in the UK, for which you must pursue additional advanced training.

Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry is available to study full-time or part-time on campus or online, and can also be studied as a postgraduate certificate or diploma.

Application deadline

09 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,750per 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 is truly inclusive, with 170 nationalities represented on its campuses.
Queen Mary students can enjoy the security and friendliness of campus life while living in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with its academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 35 8

    31st out of 117 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    185 75%

    12th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    11th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    143 67%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%

    31st

    54
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%

    89th

    17

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