Taught course

Public Mental Health

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject such as Medicine, Nursing, the health sciences or the social sciences.

Applicants with a 2:2 degree and relevant experience in the field will be considered on an individual basis.

Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc Public Mental Health.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Information for international students

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Institute of Population Health Sciences
+44 (0)20 7882 2541