MSc in Global Mental Health

This course is taught jointly at the Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) partner institutions -King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The course is full-time for one year, part-time for two years. Teaching faculty from the two institutions include international leaders in the new discipline of Global Mental Health.

The Centre is offering up to four Janssen Pharmaceutica Scholarships to students accepted onto the 2016-17 programme. Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees and a living expense stipend of £15,298.00. Click here for more details, including eligibility criteria and application procedures.


Programme focus

The course will focus on the development, scaling up, and evaluation of locally appropriate and feasible strategies to reduce the burden of mental disorders, including policy, health systems, health services and clinical interventions. Training in epidemiological and health services research methods will be provided to equip students with the skills needed to monitor and evaluate mental health programmes.

Who is it for?

The course will be of particular relevance for those involved in:  intergovernmental, national and regional mental health policy and planning; those wishing to introduce a mental health perspective to work on international development and humanitarian assistance; those committed to mental health advocacy and human rights; mental health researchers with an interest in global health; and global health researchers with an interest in mental health.

Any further questions?

Please email the Programme Leaders Dr Souci Frissa ( or Dr Alex Cohen (

Further information

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Grace Ryan was an international student from the U.S who was among the first cohort of students who did the Global Mental Health MSc program in 2012-2013. Click here to access her blog where she shares some of her experiences of the MSc and answers questions asked by prospective students.

Want to know more about our current and past MSc students? Click here.