Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

Developed in consultation with the national charity YoungMinds, this MSc will help you advance your career within services for children, young people, and their families and carers. It has been specifically developed for professionals from a variety of sectors, including:

* Healthcare

* Education

* Social care

* Nursing

* Allied health professions

* The voluntary sector.

This MSc can prepare you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in child and adolescent mental health.

Objectives

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health MSc will 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.

The course uses a sound evidence-base to prepare you for a career 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.

Career prospects:

As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to influence the mental health of children and young people at both a direct and indirect level through the development of services and the application of inter-professional practice and research.

You will have gained a deep understanding and knowledge of child and adolescent mental health, enabling you to work effectively and collaboratively across professional agencies and boundaries.

Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade, senior advanced practice posts in health and social care. It will also qualify you for research posts and to conduct independent research. Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,340 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,800 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,400 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,670 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,400 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants 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. Students will need to provide two references (at least one reference for recent graduates must be academic, other references could include a current employer).
  • International entry requirements: Applicants 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. Students will need to provide two references (at least one reference for recent graduates must be academic, other references could include a current employer). Students whose 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.
  • IELTS score: 7