University of Barcelona

Introduction to Mental Health Research


This is an interuniversity master

This is an interuniversity master's degree, delivered through blended learning, which is organized by fundamental and clinical university research groups in the area of biomedicine applied to mental health, that belong to the national research network CIBERSAM (Centre for Networked Biomedical Research in the Area of Mental Health).
The degree is intended for Spanish and international students interested in research in psychiatry and mental health. The objectives of the course are to promote the training of mental health researchers in both fundamental and clinical aspects of the discipline, and to encourage interaction between groups working on mental health issues to facilitate the coordination of joint projects.

Subjects are taught by leading research groups in the various fundamental and clinical areas, providing students with advanced knowledge of the neurobiological, psychological, genetic and environmental foundations of normal psychological activity and mental disorders, as well as skills applicable to mental health research. The master's degree has a total study load of 133 ECTS credits, divided between four academic modules and two cycles of placements in mental health research units. The modules cover the following content:

- General aspects of neurobiology;
- Fundamental aspects of research in mental health;
- Fundamental biological and therapeutic principles in mental illness;
- Clinical aspects of research in mental health.

Basic information

Main universityUniversitat Cantàbria
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Cantàbria
  • Universitat Complutense de Madrid
  • Universitat Cadis
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesYes
Faculty or schoolSED - Campus Clínic
Number of places available20
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022
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