Taught course

Creative Arts and Mental Health

Queen Mary, University of London · Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement for this programme is a 2:1 but offers will vary dependent on an applicant’s academic background and experience.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate strong academic thinking, reading and writing skills via a personal statement and references. We wish to include people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds and career pathways, especially people working in art organizations and the volunteer sector. Individual meetings can be arranged to discuss specific circumstances. Some applicants will be interviewed to discuss entry onto the course.

International students are required to meet standard 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For further information, please refer to English language requirements for admissions to Queen Mary University University of London.

Students applying from countries which require a tier 4 visa should also take care to meet UK Border Agency (UKBA) minimum component scores, as well as overall Queen Mary requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative and unique MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health is jointly run by the Centre for Psychiatry and the Department of Drama and offers an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and research, with a particular emphasis on theatre and performance in the creative arts. It covers the history, theory, and practice of performance in relation to all aspects of mental health promotion and the prevention and treatment of mental illness. The programme is directed at a combination of education professionals, artists, scholars, and mental health practitioners. It offers students the opportunity to learn in detail, from both arts and science perspectives, about how the creative arts can be used to think critically about and engage the public with concepts and experiences of mental health and the mental health system. The course necessarily reflects a critical analysis of the scientific method(s) of mental health research and practice and explores the use of arts-based research, evaluation and dissemination methods.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

MSc: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/124844.html PGDip: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/124845.html

Course contact details

Wolfson Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511