University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing

The course has been designed to build on existing learning experiences and offers flexible learning opportunities that will enhance the academic and professional knowledge and skills of learners with a view to improving career prospects. This curriculum is offered in response to government directives and work force demand to offer a suite of learning materials that will help to meet the needs of children and young people with a mental health problem and to understand and include the concept of wellbeing into the assessments of children acknowledging that there is a strong evidence base for prevention and early intervention, given that half of mental health disorders have their onset by the age of 14 years old.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via accredited prior learning (APL) procedures.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical perspectives in safeguarding and child protection; child and adolescent mental health: theories and interventions; cultural and sociological aspects of child and adolescent well-being. Option Module*: Professional values and ethics; research skills and methods; empirical dissertation. *Students will select one 20 credit module from the list of available titles.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 6061144