Child and Adolescent Mental Health - MSc

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Why study this course?

This MSc degree offers an opportunity for comprehensive study in the field of mental health and educational issues of children and adolescents. You'll consider theoretical and practical issues relating to the main factors influencing paediatric mental health from biological, social, cultural and psychological perspectives. It will enable you to pursue or advance your career in teaching or mental health.

More about this course

This Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc course will provide you with an up-to-date scientific and academic knowledge that will allow you to pursue a career in children's mental health across health, social care, education and youth justice.

The course will guide you to develop an understanding of recent developments in the child and adolescent mental health field and help you to acquire skills useful in identifying and managing a wide range of mental health problems.

You'll develop the ability to conduct research and scholarly analysis focused on children and adolescent mental health. You'll also learn about psychological and developmental processes that contribute to children's positive and negative mental health and explore ways in which your knowledge can contribute to policy making in this field.

The course will be taught by practitioners, researchers and scholars in the child psychology and mental health fields. The teaching will contribute to your training needs and help you develop skills relating to the assessment, management and treatment of child and adolescent disorders.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a variety of tasks that will allow you to demonstrate your academic knowledge through mechanisms that support career-ready skills.

You'll be assessed through essays, case studies, oral presentations, critical and systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative research reports.

Fees and key information

Course type
Postgraduate
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Entry requirements

You will be required to have: 

  • a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree in the area of social sciences, health, education and human sciences.

Students from other disciplines who have extensive relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics and English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Accelerated study

Students can be accepted on the basis of relevant education and experience. Accredited prior learning can also be accepted for modules in a relevant subject.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Design and Analysis for Psychology
  • Law, Policy and Ethics
  • Psychology of Learning and Education
  • Resilience and Mindfulness
  • Research Project

After the course

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc will provide you with opportunities to enter or progress within a diverse range of occupations, including psychology, social work, nursing and teaching.

The course will also allow you to pursue further study in clinical and educational psychology.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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