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). A registered health care professional qualification will also be acceptable. A background (study, work or volunteer activities) in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential.
Months of entry
January, September, April
When it comes to investment, mental health trails far behind other fields of healthcare. This opens a world of opportunity for passionate people looking to create sustainable strategies to address the treatment gap and lead the charge for mental wellbeing. Ranked 2nd for Medicine (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018), the University of Glasgow recognises the importance of addressing the global mental health treatment gap and, because of this, our programme matches global mental health goals set by the United Nations.
As part of our efforts to understand the challenges faced by low-income countries, we collaborate with various institutions, including the University of Rwanda, to help fuel the programme’s international outlook. Together, we’re committed to preventing disease, improving health and wellbeing, and reducing inequalities locally, nationally and globally.
Studying this programme will expose you to leading research and first-hand insights from international experts who have lived and worked with mental health, as well as the expertise from our lecture team. You will gain the tools needed to improve mental health services anywhere in the world.
Choose your own path
The University of Glasgow tailors its online courses to suit its students. We offer a variety of study options from podcasts, video, live seminars and discussions - whatever helps them learn and achieve their career goals. Our lecture team offer a wide variety of experience, from clinical psychology and social work, to anthropology and law; this variety gives you the flexibility to choose your own line of research.
100% online, interactive learning
Studying online means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career in order to pursue a new one. With industry-lead teaching and cutting-edge research, you’ll be able to study the entire programme without having to set foot on campus. You would be able to access our interactive resources from anywhere and at any time. Once you’ve started the programme, we won’t leave you to it. We’ll always be on hand to help you, all the way through to graduation. It's this level allows us to be ranked 1st for teaching in the Russell Group (NSS 2018).
What’s more, you can tailor the programme to meet your specific requirements. Whether you want to study an MSc, a PgDip or a PgCert, or choose your duration of study between 1 and 6 years; at the University of Glasgow you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.
Information for international students
International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band
Fees and funding
*Total cost, incremental payment schedule available. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Online Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)141 278 7247