Taught course

Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry

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

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Psychology, Medicine or a related discipline.

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Months of entry


Course content

This online MSc will give you a sophisticated understanding of the impact of socio-cultural factors in mental health, mental illness and mental health care, with a specific focus on the role of culture in the diagnosis of mental illness and in the delivery of different psychological and psychiatric therapeutic approaches. You’ll understand the cultural contexts of mental health problems, learn about the innovative ways care is delivered cross-culturally and gain experience of working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Develop a critical insight into the role of culture in mental health as well as psychological and psychiatric practice, enhancing both your clinical and research skills
  • Gain a global perspective on the ethical and methodological challenges of mental health research and practice in various settings worldwide, in multicultural societies and with diverse populations enabling you to work with culturally diverse population
  • Take a supervised placement in a clinical setting or mental health organisation.
  • Gain a comprehensive training in research methods and writing
  • Learn from leading experts in the field

You’ll be able to access your class materials and lectures in an online learning environment.

To complete this programme, you’ll need a standard PC/Mac with access to broadband internet connection, headphones, a microphone and a webcam.

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
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
+44 (0)20 7882 2013