Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and substance use, affect millions of people – estimated to be at least 10% of the world’s population – negatively impacting their quality of life or leading to premature death.
Although mental health is increasingly recognised as a global concern, it remains a neglected, long time overlooked aspect of healthcare in many societies – often not even acknowledged as a ‘health’ problem or viewed as taboo. Developing appropriate mental health services requires greater awareness of the attitudes to these disorders within individual communities, as well as the social and economic factors that cause them.
The Global Health and Mental Health course at St George's, University of London is made up of 180 credits and can be studied over one year full-time or two years part-time.
You will study one compulsory module common to all pathways, Global Governance for Health one elective module linked to your chosen pathway and choose one of three research support modules. You will undertake a research project in a topic linked to your themed degree and and choose a number of additional modules from a list of eight optional modules depending on how much credit you need to complete.
Graduating with a master’s degree in Global Health from St George’s opens up a world of opportunities – quite literally. The breadth of practical experience and insight, coupled with the international connections you will make, prepare you to make impactful change and positively influence the health of people anywhere in the world.
Careers in global health are often divided into clinical and non-clinical with opportunities in both addressing issues of public or global health, or working in leadership, consultancy or research roles in either government or the private sector, as well as national and international agencies, such as WHO, Unicef or Save the Children, for example.
Career options include policy development, advocacy, health systems administration and management, education, research, community outreach, community healthcare planning, infectious disease management, programme planning and evaluation.
- 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
- 24 months
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- You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2).
- 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 we encourage you to apply. You will be expected to have experience of working in global health (eg for non-governmental organisations) and you may be required to submit supplementary details (eg transcripts).
- You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form. You will also need to provide two satisfactory references. See the ‘Apply’ tab for more information.
International22750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22750 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK part-time £6,000 per annum
- EU and International part-time £12,000 per annum
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