Taught course

Social Science Enquiry in Creative Arts and Mental Health

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

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a related subject, with a typical entry requirement of 2.1. They must also have been accepted into the KCL/Imperial/QMUL ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Months of entry


Course content

This MRes is for you if you’re interested in researching the role of the creative arts in mental health, as a tool for advancing knowledge in critical mental health, as therapeutic and preventive interventions and for education of professionals and the general public. It is designed for students who are accepted for doctoral research training through the LISS DTP Programme. Only apply to the MRes if you are also applying to the LISS DTP programme.

  • Learn about a critical perspective to mental health theory and practice
  • Learn about the application of the creative arts to research, practice, education, advocacy and activism in the field of mental health
  • Gain training in key social science research skills to prepare for doctoral level study
  • Develop your own area of expertise in the field of the arts and mental health through arts practice and research
  • ESRC 1+3 funding available to cover MRes and PhD study

Fees and funding

ESRC 1+3 funding for MRes + PhD study. Students should apply to the ESRC-funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) by their application deadline.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Wolfson Mental Health team