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.
The MSc programme consists of three 12-week modules. Completion of the first module is accredited for exit with a PGCert in Mental health assessment. Completion of the first two modules permits exit with a PGDip in either Psychological Therapies or Transcultural Mental Healthcare. Completion of all three modules, leads to the MSc award.