M.Sc. On Campus

Creative Arts and Mental Health

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
19250 GBP/year
10250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health offers an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and research, with a particular emphasis on theatre and performance in the creative arts. This innovative and unique MSc is for you if you are an education professional, artist, scholar or mental health practitioner and is jointly run by the Centre for Psychiatry and the Department of Drama.You can also choose to study this as Postgraduate Diploma.


  • Learn about the application of the creative arts to research, practice, education, advocacy and activism in the field of mental health
  • Study the ways in which mental health experiences are represented in the arts and in popular culture
  • Consider how arts practice can critique and expand both clinical and popular understanding of mental health and the mental health system
  • Learn how mental health professionals, arts practitioners and others interested in mental health and wellbeing work together in both clinical and non-clinical environments
  • Develop your own area of expertise in the field of the arts and mental health through options of placements, arts practice and research

What you'll study

This programme considers both the arts and science perspectives. Study the history, theory and practice of performance in relation to all aspects of mental health promotion and the prevention and treatment of mental illness.You will be encouraged to consider how the creative arts can be used to think critically about concepts and experiences of mental health and the mental health system. You will consider ways of engaging the public with these concerns. You will undertake a critical analysis of the scientific method(s) of mental health research and practice and explore the use of arts-based research, evaluation and dissemination methods.The course is not clinical, therefore you will not leave with a clinical accreditation in mental health practice or art therapy. Rather, the course is based on practice, research and critical thinking. You will be encouraged to develop your own specialist interest in relation to the arts and mental health, whether you come from an arts or a science background.We aim to develop genuine best practices for better, more effective collaborations among arts practitioners, healthcare practitioners and patients, so we can best serve the interests of all within mental health and social care systems.

Programme Structure

  • Three compulsory modules
  • One optional module
  • Dissertation (10,000 to 15,000 words)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits

120 part-time credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.Applicants with a good 2:2 degree will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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