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.
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.
- 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
- 12 months
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- 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.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time MSc: £5,250 per annum
- Part-time MSc: £11,000 per annum
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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