Global Mental Health MSc wins IoPPN Excellence Award

09 Sep 2019

The Global Mental Health MSc, run by CGMH, has won an Excellence Award for Student Satisfaction from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, based on the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey in August 2019. This award is based on a 70% minimum response rate from MSc students, with an overall satisfaction score of 90% or greater from students very satisfied with the programme overall.

The MSc, led by Dr Ritsuko Kakuma (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Dr Mark Pennington (King's College London), is now in its eighth year and is taught jointly at the Centre for Global Mental Health’s two partner institutions: King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The MSc has been highly successful and receives nearly 200 applications per year. Including the 2018/19 cohort, over 240 students have enrolled in the MSc thus far. Current students and alumni represent 54 countries to date and over 70% of the students have been from overseas with 30% representing low-and middle-income countries.

The course equips students from a wide range of backgrounds with the skills needed to initiate, develop, and evaluate mental health programmes in low-resource settings, and to conduct and critically evaluate research in global mental health, enabling them to make valuable contributions in search, public health, policy and practice. Our MSc programme aims to prepare alumni to follow a wide range of careers in the academic, government, non-government as well as private sectors.

Congratulations to the Global Mental Health MSc team!

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