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Global Mental Health

University of Glasgow

12 months
25750 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Mental Health programme of the University of Glasgow is designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level, helping them develop the knowledge to integrate initiatives into the wider aims of international development, and address global inequities.


Why this programme

  • By developing the capacity to think critically about the potential risks of globalising notions of mental illness, in the Global Mental Health programme of the University of Glasgow you will gain the skills to develop and implement policies aimed at reducing the burden of mental health difficulties worldwide.
  • Two student placements at the Glasgow Psychological Trauma Service available.
  • Learning outcomes (ILOs) are based on the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health identified in a 2011 issue of Nature.
  • Specific emphasis on the important role social and cultural factors play in how mental health difficulties can be understood and treated across the globe.
  • Contributors to teaching come from a diverse range of disciplines including: clinical psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, law and psychiatry. Teaching also includes contribution from those with a lived experience of mental health difficulties.
  • Options to graduate with or without specialisms by following certain courses.

Career prospects

Graduates of the MSc Global Mental Health programme may establish careers in:

  • National mental health policy and planning
  • Epidemiological and mental health services research
  • Advisory and advocacy roles in governments
  • International agencies
  • Non-governmental organisations

Examples of related job titles include:

  • senior operations manager
  • support worker
  • research assistant
  • lecturer
  • adult support worker
  • school psychologist assistant
  • recovery worker for mental health

Others have gone on to study for PhDs in medicine and mental health in the UK and North America.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Themes In Global Mental Health
  • Research Methods (Qualitative, Quantitative and Health Economics)
  • Mental Health and Disability: International Law and Policy
  • Cultural, Social and Biological Determinants of Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, law, public health or public policy)
  • A registered health-care professional qualification will also be acceptable
  • A background – study, work or volunteer activities – in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £1,112 per 20 credits


  • UK: £6,667
  • International & EU: £17,167


  • UK: £3,333
  • International & EU: £8,583

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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