Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Psychology: Mental Health Sciences

Queen Mary, University of London · Biological and Chemical Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Psychology with suitable content will be considered. Degrees in Medical, Health, and Biological Sciences or other fields related to Psychology will be considered on an individual basis.

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Months of entry


Course content

This course 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

Mental illness places a huge burden on individuals, their families and society more widely. This MSc Mental Health Sciences programme places special emphasis on developing key skills in experimental design and statistics as well as advanced hands-on training in many of the specialist methodologies applied to mental health research.

You'll will learn about the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and the course and treatment of different psychiatric disorders in children and adults and develop the skills required to conduct interdisciplinary, translational research in mental health. You'll also get the opportunity to learn advanced methods in mental health and conduct an in-depth research project focusing on an aspect of mental health that can be investigated from a social, neuroscientific or genetic perspective in healthy populations or animal models.

Fees and funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

school of Biological and Chemical Sciences
+44 (0)20 7882 3328