Global Mental Health

Trinity College Dublin

Global Mental Health

The course covers a range of cognate topics, including inequalities in the prevalence and development of a broad range of mental health difficulties; social determinants of mental health and wellbeing; a focus on context and culture; the accessibility and acceptability of evidence-based interventions; and international and national mental health systems, focused on humanitarian and emergency settings. Students enrolled on the MSc Global Mental Health will receive extensive theoretical and practical training on programming within Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), delivered in collaboration with international and non-governmental humanitarian organisations. Students will also receive advanced training in global mental health research, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, as well as research ethics.

Students are required to complete an independent research dissertation, with opportunities to benefit from collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Global Health's existing partners that include public health agencies, international non-governmental organisations, and universities around the world. The Masters in Global Mental Health offers a comprehensive programme suitable for those pursuing a career in global mental health research, mental health and psychosocial programming, project management, or policy.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants will be expected to have an Honours Bachelor degree at 2.1 or above, in a global health-related and/or psychology-cognate area from a recognised university. Applicants should also have international experience, a strong interest in global mental health, and a strong command of the English language as set out in Trinity's postgraduate English Language Requirements outlined in Calendar III.

Application dates

Closing Date: 30th June 2023

The closing date for applications for entry onto the course will be end of June, each year. Late applications may be considered in the event of places not being filled.


DPTMD-GMHE-1F09: 1 year full-time
DPTMD-GMHE-1P09: 2 years part-time

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Career Opportunities
Graduates pursued careers in global mental health research, mental health and psychosocial programming, project management, and policy, among a variety of other fields related to global mental health issues.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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