Taught course

Global Mental Health

University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have:

  • At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, law, public health or public policy) from a recognised institution. If you don’t have a suitable Honours degree, a registered health care professional qualification can also be considered.
  • A background in a mental health field is desirable but not essential (e.g. study, work or volunteer activities).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The growing field of mental health needs experts who can create sustainable strategies, address the treatment gap and actively lead positive change in mental health treatment for a global market. At the University of Glasgow, our Global Mental Health programme will prepare you to fill these needs.

Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to experience the outstanding education we are known for without the need for relocation.

  • Contributors to the Global Mental Health Master’s course come from a diverse range of disciplines including clinical psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, law and psychiatry.
  • Our programme will prepare you for employment by emphasising the important role that social and cultural factors play in how mental health difficulties can be understood and treated across the globe. This programme is designed to produce passionate graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level.
  • Focusing on the impact which social and cultural factors have on the awareness and treatment of mental health service provision, this programme matches goals set by the United Nations and those identified by the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health which were published in the world-leading science journal Nature (2011)
  • This online programme offers a choice of pathways in health promotion or our general pathway. These options are designed for you to tailor your studies to your unique experiences and provide the skills needed to support career development in this field.
  • Developing and evaluating interventions iconOver 95% of the research submitted by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2021.
  • The University of Glasgow is ranked 51st in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
  • The School of Health & Wellbeing was awarded an Athena SWAN Gold Award in 2018 for equality and diversity.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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