City, University of London

City, University of London

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The course is for professionals from a variety of sectors, including healthcare, education, social care, nursing, allied health professions or the voluntary sector who would like to advance their careers within services for children, young people and their families / carers. This MSc prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in child and adolescent mental health. You will learn to provide collaborative and compassionate care and support for children and adolescents promoting their mental health, identifying needs and recognising which therapeutic interventions are appropriate and why. You will gain the skills, knowledge and awareness of child and adolescent psychological development, early identification, managing risk and resilience, assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions and contemporary issues in child and adolescent mental health. The course uses a sound evidence-base to prepare you to participate in a specialist workforce, where the development of ethical and culturally-sensitive practice and the placement of the child, young person and their carer are at the centre of decision-making and service re-design. You will enhance your ability to critically evaluate and reflect on your work or the work of others who care for individuals and families where there are significant concerns and vulnerability.

Entry requirements

MSc

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a relevant subject.

Exceptional applicants without an undergraduate degree will be considered, but they need to demonstrate a professional training, have practice experience and successfully complete a brief sample essay.

Please note that two references are required (At least one reference for recent graduates must be academic; other references could include a current employer). You will need to provide the referees' work contact details when completing the application form. We will contact them separately after we have received your application.

PgDip

Applicants should hold a second class Honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a relevant subject. Exceptional applicants without an undergraduate degree will be considered, but they need to demonstrate a professional training, have practice experience and successfully complete a brief sample essay.

Course modules

MSc

Core modules:
Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits);
Critical approaches to advanced practice (15 credits);
Dissertation (60 credits).

Discipline specific modules:
Early Intervention and Psychological Development (15 credits);
Child protection: working together, managing risk and resilience (15 credits);
Child and adolescent mental health: therapeutic approaches and the evidence-base (15 credits).

Elective modules
Two elective modules must be chosen from the following:
Risk Assessment and Management across the life span (15 credits);
Liaison Mental Health Care (15 credits);
Professional Leadership (15 credits);
Contemporary issues in mental health (15 credits);
Psychology for health and social care (15 credits).

PgDip

Modules include: Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis; critical approaches to advanced practice; plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

MSc

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis, and seminar presentations with supporting papers.

PgDip

Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis, and seminar presentations with supporting papers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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