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. Applicants with a good 2:2 can also be considered; offers will vary dependent on an applicant’s academic background and work 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 the independent, art organisations and voluntary 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).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health addresses what has become a significant need in the field by offering an innovative interdisciplinary approach to Creative Arts and Mental Health. Its primary artistic focus is on Theatre and Performance as both a critical and therapeutic tool but students may wish to examine relationships between mental health sciences and a range of cultural practices. Core subjects include clinical assessment and research methods in the field of mental health science, and the history, theory and practice of performance about mental health and illness.

The programme is taught by mental health professionals and specialists in live art, performance art, and theatre and performance history. This MSc seeks to attract professionals in education, artists, and mental health practitioners who would like to learn in more breadth and depth about how live art and performance can be used both for therapeutic purposes and for thinking critically about and engaging publicly with the experience of operating within the mental health system.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Wolfson Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511