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This is a joint programme run by King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, providing a unique programme of study for students wishing to gain a sound understanding of the issues around the new discipline of Global Mental Health research. Enables students to gain knowledge and skills required to initiate, develop and implement policies in low resource settings and to conduct and critically evaluate research. Excellent preparation for careers in policy, research and work in international agencies.
Foundation modules in principles of psychiatric research, statistics for epidemiology, scaling up services and research and evidence into practice: applying the principles of Global Mental Health, followed by elective modules selected from over twenty available.
Teaching and supervision delivered by leading researchers from the Centre for Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neruoscience (IoPPN) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Welcomes applications from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, including: clinicians, researchers, development workers, those working in policy and planning.
Application status Closed
Duration One year FT
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake 25
Course leaders Dr Souci Frissa (King's College London); Dr Alex Cohen (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine); Vanessa Frederick, Teaching Programme Manager, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Dr Souci Frissa (King's College London); Dr Alex Cohen (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine); Vanessa Frederick, Teaching Programme Manager, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact email Enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Department Health Service & Population Research Department
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
At least an upper second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a registerable qualification in medicine, appropriate to the programme. A background in a mental health-related field is desirable but not essential. Applications with an appropriate technical qualification or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas are also welcomed. Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission. They should contact the programme leader who can advise on their eligibility to apply.
Applications for the 2016/17 intake are now closed
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £40 applies. Selection is generally made on the basis of application and references. Your application will be assessed by two academics. You are welcome to contact the Programme Leader to arrange a site visit.
Please ensure you pay careful attention to the content of your personal statement. We do not normally invite applicants for interview and so the clarity and relevance of the information you provide in your personal statement is of considerable importance to us. In particular, we would like you to describe your academic background and any relevant clinical or research interests, your reasons for applying to our particular postgraduate programme and what you hope to gain from the training we offer, and how you intend to use the knowledge and skills you acquire to further your clinical or research ambitions.
Please upload your personal statement (word limit: 1000) during online application. If your personal statement does not exceed 4000 character spaces, you may also copy and paste in the space provided for ease of reference.
The deadline for applications is 01 July 2016 for 2016 entry. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.
Provides a unique programme of study for students wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues encompassed by the new discipline of Global Mental Health research. Enables students to gain knowledge and skills required to initiate, develop and implement policies in low resource settings and to conduct and critically evaluate research on Global Mental Health. Excellent preparation for careers in national mental health policy, research and international agencies.
The programme will suit students from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, including clinicians, researchers, development workers, policy makers and service planners looking to work in low resource settings. We aim to train future leaders in mental health.
A combination of lectures, group tutorials and discussions, classroom and computer-based practicals, student presentations, and practical workshops. Assessment includes formative exercises, coursework assignments, unseen examinations and a dissertation project.
Fundamentals of Global Mental Health
Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
Principles of Psychiatric Research & Psychiatric Epidemiology
Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programmes
Scaling up Packages of Care for Mental Disorders
Conflict and Health
Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use and Public Health
Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights
Globalisation and Health
Health Care Evaluation
Health Promotion Approaches and Methods
Measurement in Mental Health
Mental Health Economic Evaluation
Primary Health Care: Principles, Applications and Challenges
Qualitative Research Methods
Reviewing the Literature
Social Psychiatry: Theory, Research and Methods
Sociological Approaches to Health
Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychiatric Epidemiology
Study Design: Writing a Study Proposal
Systematic Reviews in Mental Health
Research on Stigma and Discrimination
Women's Mental Health Research
Graduates of this course will be well equipped to enter careers in national mental health policy and planning, epidemiological and mental health services research, and advisory and advocacy roles in government, international agencies and non-governmental organisations.
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£9,960 p.a. (2016/17)*
£24,750 p.a. (2016/17)*
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)
If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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