Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Queen Margaret University


This degree focuses on the current challenges and policy debates in local, national and global responses to meeting the mental health and psychosocial needs of populations affected by poverty, instability, displacement and conflict. This degree equips people with the skills to incorporate Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) strategies and consideration into health and humanitarian provision. This is a diverse field with more biomedically and clinically oriented approaches at one end of the continuum, and more social and wellbeing-oriented approaches at the other. The programme exposes students to the range of these perspectives. This is achieved by including a variety of course material and teaching perspectives in the core modules, as well as providing opportunities for knowledge exchange through IGHD’s vast network of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support practitioners and academics.

You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Entry Requirements

A UK honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities, health or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be considered if they have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


School of Health Sciences


Health Sciences

SCQF Level