This course aims to provide people with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health policies and/or programmes in low-resource settings, and to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health. These skills and knowledge will make it possible for students to make valuable contributions in the domains of research, public health, policy and practice as they relate to the discipline of global mental health.
We are pleased to announce that Janssen Pharmaceutica has made a gift in support of the MSc in Global Mental Health. Beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year, the Centre for Global Mental Health will award up to three full Janssen Pharmaceutica Scholarships a year to successful applicants. A strong preference will be given to applicants who are from or who work in low- and middle-income countries. Details about how to apply for the scholarships will be posted by the end of February 2013.
Applications for this course will be processed by King's College London, not by LSHTM. Please click here for further details and to apply online.
Please note that the closing date for new applications is now 31 July 2013.
This is a joint programme provided by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King's College London - Institute of Psychiatry.
We anticipate that graduates will enter careers in national mental health policy and planning, epidemiological and mental health services research, and advisory and advocacy roles in governments, international agencies and non-governmental organisations.
Full-time for one calendar year and part-time or split study for 2 calendar years.
* Split study fees are calculated pro rata for the periods of attendance only. For example, students who've chosen a Term 1 split date will be charged approximately 12 weeks fees (at the Year 1 fee rate) for their first year of study, and approximately 38 weeks fees (at the Year 2 full-time fee rate) for their second year of studies.
By the end of the course, students will able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mental health challenges facing low resource settings
- devise locally appropriate and feasible strategies to reduce the burden of mental disorders
- develop research protocols to investigate key issues in global mental health including epidemiological, intervention- and policy-related questions
- apply research skills to monitor and evaluate mental health programmes
Students must complete eight modules, five of which are "core" (i.e. compulsory), pass two written examinations, and pass a project report of up to 10,000 words.
All participants take:
- Required 1-week orientation on studying at LSHTM and IoP-KCL, sessions on key computing and study skills
Core modules at LSHTM:
- Fundamentals in Global Mental Health
- Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
Core module at IoP-KCL:
- Principles of Psychiatric Research and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Core modules at LSHTM:
- Packages of Care for Mental Disorders
Choice of 3 other modules from LSHTM and/or IoP-KCL
Core module at IoP-KCL:
- Scaling-Up Packages of Care
Over the summer, students will complete a project and write a report of a maximum of 10,000 words. The report is due at the beginning of September.
The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at LSHTM/KCL-IoP on a Masters programme is at least an upper second-class Honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a registerable qualification in medicine, appropriate to the programme. A background (study, work or volunteer activities) in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential.
Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.
Application for London-based Study
This link will take you to the King's College London online application system.
The closing date for applications is 31 July 2013.
All Masters courses are offered on a part-time basis over two years. Students interested in part-time study should contact the appropriate Course Organiser, via the Registry, to discuss course requirements and likely timetables, and should read the Masters degree information.
There are two ways of undertaking part-time study:
1) attending part-time throughout the two years: Students need to be available for up to four or five half days every week for 27 weeks per year. Evidence may be required to prove that applicants are able to commit this minimum period of time to their study
2) attending full-time for modules in the first two terms in Year 1 (September-March), and undertaking third term modules, exams and project in Year 2 (April - September). Such an option may be attractive to applicants who are unable to be released from employment for a continuous twelve-month period. This option is called split study.
All courses commence on 30 September 2013 and last one year for full-time study or two years for part-time study