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Mad Studies

Two courses on Mad Studies

CAPS works in partnership with Queen Margaret University Edinburgh to deliver two courses on Mad Studies. The courses explore the knowledge and actions of the global mad movement.

Mad People’s History and Identity

Mad Peoples History and Identity is a free six-week Mad Studies short course by, about and for people with lived experience of mental health issues. It is delivered at QMU on campus and is a collaboration between Queen Margaret University (QMU), CAPS Independent Advocacy (CAPS) and NHS Lothian’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme. For more information on how to apply visit the website: Mad People’s History and Identity (

MSc Mad Studies

The MSc Mad Studies has been designed for people who are engaged in the mad movement and have the academic skills to study at a graduate level. The course draws on the knowledge and actions generated by Mad Studies scholars and activists throughout the world. Students can study part-time or full-time and a limited number of scholarships are available. In June 2022, world-leading scholar in Mad Studies, Dr Kathryn Church, was appointed as the world’s first honorary professor in Mad Studies by Queen Margaret University (QMU).

For more information and how to apply visit QMU website: MSc. PgDip. PgCert Mad Studies |Queen Margaret University (

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