University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Mental Health and Well-being of Children, Young People and Families

This course offers study in psychological aspects attached to psychosocial well-being and mental health promotion during development. The programme offers the core elements of theory and research in mental health and well-being promotion in a developmental context. It fosters a critical and reflective approach to the application of these elements in a broad variety of settings including education, health, international development, and public health.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis. Guidelines for likely acceptance onto the course are possession of an undergraduate degree or equivalent (reaching SCQF level 9). Where an applicant�s undergraduate degree does not meet the level stated above or is not obviously related to subjects relevant to children and young people�s development and/or mental health, they may be admitted at the discretion of the programme director so long as they have current or recent work experience providing clinical/clinically relevant experience of children and young people in mental health settings, including statutory and voluntary organisations. Suitability will be established through: the completion of a personal statement submitted via the application form; 2 references which address how the applicant meets the academic and/or relevant experience requirements; an online interview, designed to determine suitability and relevant experience (where appropriate). If English is not the 1st language, one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: IELTS, total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test, total 92 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A), total 61 (at least 56 in each of the 'communicative skills' sections); CPE grade C; CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core courses: developmental well-being; discovering development. Option courses: mental health promotion; early years and early intervention; critical psychology; trauma and resilience; social inequality and child and adolescent mental health; understanding learning disability; approaches to behaviours that challenge.

Assessment methods

Candidates on this programme will register for a MSc in mental health and well-being of children, young people and families (180 credits), a PG Diploma in mental health and well-being of children, young people and families (120 credits), a PG Certificate in mental health and well-being of children, young people and families (60 credits), or register for courses as continuing professional development.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 3,220 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Online study £ 3,220 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
PgCert Online study £ 1,610 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
PgCert Online study £ 1,610 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
PgDip Online study £ 6,440 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
PgDip Online study £ 6,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years

Campus details

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Distance learning

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Programme Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3970