Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Mental Health (Transcultural Mental Healthcare)

This programme will develop your knowledge, skills and ability to think critically about working in mental health and mental health research, imparting the professional values and attitude necessary in health and social care, through a prism of culture, ethnicity and their impact on mental health. The Transcultural Mental Healthcare pathway primarily focuses on cultural capability in health and social care, and provides training in health services research. You will develop a knowledge base derived from anthropological, medical, sociological, epidemiological, pharmacological disciplines, as well as cultural understandings of the presentation, expression and management of psychological distress amongst ethnic minorities. Students undertake a placement related to Transcultural Mental Healthcare for improving reflective practice and complete a research project or systematic literature review on a related topic.

Entry requirements

A degree in a related subject and/or a professional qualification; plus a minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced skills in mental health. Option of two pathways: mental health (transcultural mental healthcare), or cultural and global perspectives in mental health care; research methods and evidence-based practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation on an original topic that includes original research or an original and comprehensive literature review using systematic methods wherever possible.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

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