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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Whitechapel

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

On this MSc, you will learn to consider the importance of cultural competence when making clinical decisions about the care and management of those suffering from poor mental health. Whether you are a clinician, policymaker, manager or activist, you will be able to examine psychiatry and mental illness through a public health and socio-cultural lens.

  • Learn about the current trends in global mental illness and their underlying drivers
  • Examine current responses to the burden of mental illness by global, national and local actors
  • Think about mental health on a global scale, with an awareness of local cultural norms
  • Develop your own research in mental health policy, mental health care systems, the socio-cultural determinants of mental illness or cultural psychiatry

What you'll study

This is a collaborative programme taught by the Centre for Global Public Health, and the Centre for Psychiatry. As a student of this programme you will consider issues of mental health within the context of culture. As a mental health professional, your learning will take place within a broader public health curriculum that covers:

basic epidemiology and statistics
an understanding of health systems policy, including health financing and human resource policy
an introduction to the social determinants of health
medical anthropology
an understanding of research, evidence and epistemology

You will go on to study cultural and global perspectives in mental health care. Much mental health research and clinical practice in the UK is still Eurocentric in its approach and in its research findings and does not always fully consider the cultural background of the patients it seeks to help. In a globalised world, mutual understanding and respect are essential, and you will gain insights from anthropology, sociology and geography as well as psychiatry and psychology.

Finally, you will complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice in the field of mental health care, mental health policy or public mental health.

Application deadline

10 September 2021

Tuition fees

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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 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.

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