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Psychology: Mental Health Sciences MSc

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Mental illness places a huge burden on individuals, their families and society more widely. Be part of the uncovering of its causes, so we can better treat it. This new course for 2021 will provide you with interdisciplinary training integrating social, developmental, neuroscientific and genetic approaches to understanding psychiatric disorders and will include hands-on training in a range of advanced methods for studying the causes and consequence of mental illness.

Get hands-on training in cutting-edge research techniques, contemporary approaches and practical skills used by researchers
Conduct a twelve-month research project to develop the skills needed for further academic or applied research
Enhance your employment prospects progressing onto research PhDs or clinical training

Structure

In the first semester, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and the course and treatment of different psychiatric disorders in children and adults at the Centre for Psychiatry. Next, you will develop the skills required to conduct interdisciplinary, translational research in mental health working with experts in translational research in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology.

In the second semester, you will learn more on each of these perspectives in three methods modules exploring the social, developmental, neuroscientific and genetic aspects of mental health and the complex interplay between these factors. You will get the opportunity to learn advanced methods in mental health with hands-on training in a choice of different methods including observation, interviews, Electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysiology, behavioural genetics and genomics and cognitive and behavioural neuroscience using human and animal approaches.

In the third and final semester, you will use what you have learned to develop and conduct an empirical research project. This is an integral part of this programme as it will help you develop the skills required to progress onto further academic or applied research. During the research project you will be supervised by one of our academics.

Teaching

Queen Mary is home to the research-intensive Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology, whose academics have developed and part-teach the programme. The department has extensive expertise in the social and biological basis of behaviour with leading researchers in social psychology, genetics and neuroscience and the application of these methods to understanding psychiatric disorders. You will also be taught by academics the Centre for Psychiatry, a world leading institution in research on cultural, social and environmental aspects of public mental health research.

Facilities

At Queen Mary you will have access to excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies and state-of-the-art research facilities, including:

  • An Electroencephalography (EEG) lab, a purpose-built facility designed for the use of researchers exploring cortical brain potentials and cognition.
  • The Behavioural Lab, where computer-based experiments are run using psychological software tools such as E-Prime 2.0 and Psychtoolbox for Matlab.
  • Newly refurbished lecture theatres
  • Modern computer labs
  • Three libraries across the four London campuses. The largest is located at Mile End, where you’ll be based the majority of the time, and is open 24/7 during the academic year.
  • Access to the University of London’s central facilities – including the iconic Senate House library in Bloomsbury, which contains over 2 million books.

Tuition fees

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University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

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

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
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.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 35 2

    48th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    196 81%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    14th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    144 70%

    31st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    85th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    106th

    4

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