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Global Health and Mental Health MSc

St George University
United Kingdom, london
Tuition fee £24,000 per year
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Overview

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.

If you are looking to make a real difference in the pursuit of health equity and global justice, our stimulating suite of MScs in Global Health will help you better understand global health issues, policy and practices in the 21st century. Reflecting contemporary concerns and areas of research excellence at St George’s, we offer five specialist pathways in Global Health – in Conflict, Humanities, Mental Health, Ethics and Law, and Infection and Immunity – as well as the broad-based general degree.

Highly practical in nature, drawing on experiences of our own faculty and the many practitioners we have links with, these courses will be of particular interest to those who already work or wish to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This includes policymakers, doctors, other health professionals and anyone with a strong interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics.

Programme structure

As well as a degree covering the broad subject of global health, we offer five themed degree pathways in the following specialist areas: Global Health and Conflict; Global Health and Humanities; Global Health and Mental Health; Global Health, Ethics and Law; and Global Health, Infection and Immunity.

By designing the suite as a series of related but independent modules, we can deliver a highly flexible programme allowing you to tailor your studies to match your interests and career aspirations. You can also accrue the appropriate amount of credits to achieve the intermediate awards of Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), building on each qualification over time to achieve your full master’s degree.

The MSc 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.

To achieve the PgCert (60 credits), you must study the compulsory module and choose additional modules to the value of 45 credits. For the PgDip (120 credits), in addition to the compulsory module, you must choose additional modules to the value of 105 credits.

Module availability


It is possible that certain modules listed on the course page may not be able to run due to a variety of reasons, such as availability of specialist academics or patterns of student demand, including limitations due to minimum or maximum class sizes. The University will ensure that all affected parties are notified of any changes as soon as possible and propose relevant alternative options if necessary.

Compulsory modules
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Global Governance for Health (15 credits)
Culture and Mental Health (15 credits)
Research project (60 credits)
Research support modules
If you are studying a full MSc, you may choose this module to help you prepare for your research project.

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Research methods (15 credits)
Optional modules
Depending on the amount of credits needed, you will choose from the list of optional modules below.

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) (30 credits)*
Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine (30 credits)
Global Environmental Health and Climate Change (30 credits)
Global Health Ethics and Law (30 credits)
Global Health Humanities (15 credits)
Global Health and Comparative Health Systems (15 credits)
Global Health Diseases (30 credits)
Global Public Health Challenges (30 credits)
Humanitarian Action and Ethics (15 credits)
Infection and Immunity (30 credits)*
Migration and Health (15 credits)

Career opportunities

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Hospitals

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National health services

National ministries of health

NGOs

Professional bodies

Third sector organisations

World Health Organisation

Apply now! Fall semester 2024
Pre-deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Please ask your manager in Baltic Center about correct deadline for your country

Application deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
16 Sept 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024
Pre-deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Please ask your manager in Baltic Center about correct deadline for your country

Application deadline
1 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
16 Sept 2024
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