Masters | Postgraduate Course - Mental Health: Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health Care - Distance Learning PG Dip Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time DL £4,700 Part time DL £2,400 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time DL £10,400 Part time DL £5,200
Start Month(s)
September
Contact Name
Wolfson Institute
Mental Health: Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health Care - Distance Learning PG Dip

Study Details

PGDip 9 months Full time Distance Learning 2 years Part time Distance Learning

This course is also available as a Distance Learning Option

There is a growing recognition that mental health, mental illness and treatment/care are situated within socio-cultural contexts. Cultural factors such as belief systems, values, norms, practices and traditions impact on the risk and resilience towards developing mental health problems and suicidal behaviours. Furthermore, current phenomena such as globalisation and large scale displacements of populations create new strengths and vulnerabilities in mental health.

Stigma, discrimination, social injustice, health inequalities and resource availability all prevent access to appropriate mental health care. Mental health services must reflect the cultural diversity of populations and improve cultural competence and responsiveness.

This PGDip is for students who are interested in understanding the impact of socio-cultural factors on mental health, mental illness and mental health care and wish to pursue careers in mental health research and practice in various settings worldwide and in multicultural societies.

There are two overall learning objectives for students:

  1. Learn about assessing mental health problems and understanding their origins and how to help recovery
  2. A global perspective on mental health and recognition of the importance and challenges in working with culturally-diverse populations

Module details

In term 1, students take the 1st module: Advanced Skills in Mental Health. In term 2, students take the 2nd module: MSc Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health care.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first degree in a related subject and/or a professional qualification and have worked in the relevant subject area for at least one year. We wish to include people from diverse backgrounds and career pathways especially people working in the independent and voluntary sector and NHS.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.