University of Glasgow: Global Mental Health

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-gmsodl@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

**Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.**

**About online study:**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/globalmentalhealthonline/?card=studyingonline
**Try our Global Mental Health taster course:**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/globalmentalhealthonline/?card=tryourglobalmentalhealthtastercourse

The Global Mental Health academic programmes are designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level. The Global Mental Health programmes offered by the University of Glasgow are unique to Scotland and are the only online Global Mental Health Postgraduate courses offered anywhere in the world. These online programmes are intended for people who are unable to come to Glasgow to complete on-campus delivery of the programmes.

**Online distance learning
Academic contact: mvls-gmsodl@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
January or September start
MSc: 36 months part-time
PgDip: 24 months part-time
PgCert: 12 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

You will develop the capacity to think critically about the potential risks of globalising notions of mental illness. You will gain the skills to develop and implement policies aimed at reducing the burden of mental health difficulties worldwide.

The MSc Global Mental Health programme will help you develop the knowledge to integrate your initiatives into the wider aims of international development, and address the global inequities in the provision of mental health services.

The learning outcomes (ILOs) for the programme are based on the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health that were identified in a 2011 issue of Nature.

We have collaborative partnerships with organisations working in low and middle income countries. You will have opportunities to complete placements and projects with them.

The Global Mental Health academic programmes at the University of Glasgow place specific emphasis on the important role that social and cultural factors play in how mental health difficulties can be understood and treated across the globe.

Contributors to the Global Mental Health 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.

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow has a formal collaboration with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Rwanda. This partnership has fostered a range of research and teaching activities that have been jointly coordinated by staff at the respective universities. It is hoped that this partnership will continue to grow and that Global Mental Health students will avail of opportunities that it provides.

**For more information, see: Collaboration with the University of Rwanda:** www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mentalhealth/theuniversityofrwandacollaboration/

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**
The core teaching is based around lectures. There is a strong emphasis on discussion and debate with your fellow students, focusing on relevant research literature and policy documents.

**Please note:** Some students may find the content of the MSc distressing. Sessions include gender based violence (domestic abuse, rape) human trafficking, torture, other infringements of human rights (chaining). If you would rather opt out of viewing this content, please let the Programme Director know.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

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