City, University of London

City, University of London

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care)

Developed in consultation with the national charity YoungMinds, and designed for professionals working in child and adolescent mental health services, this MSc will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to critically evaluate approaches to mental health, transform care and help you advance your career within services for children, young people, and their families and carers. This MSc can prepare you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in child and adolescent mental health. This course aims to help you: Gain the skills, knowledge and awareness of child and adolescent psychological development. Promote child and adolescent mental health, identifying needs and recognising which therapeutic interventions are appropriate and why. Learn to provide collaborative and compassionate care and support for children and adolescents. Understand early identification, risk management and resilience. Develop your knowledge of assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions and contemporary issues in child and adolescent mental health. 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. Maintain the balance between working collaboratively while maintaining safe professional boundaries.

Entry requirements

MSc: To apply for this course, you should have a lower second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. If you do not hold a degree, but have relevant employment experience in the health sector, your application may still be considered. You will need to provide two references (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 for us to contact the referee separately after we have received your application. English Requirements:  If your first language is not English, one of the following is also required: A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language. For example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA. IELTS: 7.0. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72. Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Course modules

Students must gain 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate and 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma. The addition of a dissertation leads to an MSc. Details of modules can be found on the course website.

Assessment methods

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 Seminar presentations with supporting papers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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