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Global Health and Mental Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Global Health and Mental Health MSc from St George's, University of London is designed for individuals who want to develop an understanding of the attempts to improve mental health worldwide. 

About

Through this Global Health and Mental Health programme from St George's, University of London students will participate in a critical analysis of cultural frameworks and socio-historic discourses in the context of mental health.

Although mental health is becoming more prominent as a healthcare topic, addressing mental health has been a neglected and overlooked aspect of healthcare. In many societies around the globe, experiences related to the mind are not conceptualised as a health issue. Developing mental health infrastructure as part of global health systems is a contemporary encounter with important conceptual and ethical questions. 

At the same time, increased globalisation is bringing forth travelling cultures and traditional understandings about mental illness. Orthodox healthcare practitioners and policy-makers are responding to phenomena such as spirit possession, accusations of child witchcraft, curses, and forced exorcisms. 

Exploring culture and mental health questions fundamental aspects of our existence such as our identity, customs, and symbolisms against the backdrop of a human rights discourse and the need to address treatment gaps in global mental health.

Global health is a broad discipline that attracts multidisciplinary involvement from those who wish to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This will include doctors and other health professionals, as well as a range of people with an interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics. 

Career

When you graduate with a Global Health MSc from St George’s, you'll open your world to a range of opportunities.

The breadth of experience that you will gain on the course will place you in prime position to make impactful change relating to your area of interest. You will have the skills to go on to work as global health practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers in both government and private sectors, as well as national and international agencies.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  •  Global Governance for Health 
  •  Culture and Mental Health 
  •  Antimicrobial Resistance 
  •  Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine
  •  Global Health Diseases 
  •  Global Health Ethics and Law
  •  Infection and Immunity 
  •  Humanitarian Action Ethics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds including: humanities, science and healthcare. 
  • Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and applicants in this situation are encouraged to submit an application form. If you are in this position, you will be expected to have experience of working in global health (e.g. for non-governmental organisations) and you may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts). Alternatively, you may be required to complete one taught module before upgrading to the MSc.
  • Applications for stand-alone modules will be subject to the same entry requirements as those described above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU:

  • Part-time MSc: £5,250 per annum
Non-EU (International):
  • Part-time MSc: £11,000 per annum

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

A Postgraduate Loan from the UK government of up to £10,609A Career Development Loan from the UK government An Alumni discount – if you're a former St George’s student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course 

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