Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc



Course introduction

This multidisciplinary programme is delivered through a blend of clinical and research expertise with a focus on delivering high standards of clinical care. You will be encouraged to apply your critical and analytical thinking skills to theory, policy and practice in child and adolescent mental health. Through the programme you will gain clinical, professional, academic and research skills in child and adolescent mental health and their application to underpin clinical practice. In addition, you will gain skills in analysing principles of policy, planning and management in child and adolescent mental health and you will increase your understanding of the impact of culture and diversity on clinical theory and practice.Throughout the course, our aim is for you to experience enhanced personal and professional development.

Careers The programme provides career development training for doctors, psychologists and practitioners in social work and education who intend to focus and develop their careers in the areas of child mental health. Recent graduates from this programme have gone on to Clinical Doctorates in Psychology or had opportunities for progression in their current careers.

Employability This programme attracts psychology graduates who wish to enhance their opportunities for progression to further clinical psychology training, and trainees in child psychiatry who wish to supplement their basic training with a higher degree; the MSc programme is closely aligned to the Royal College?s recommended curriculum. Students from social work, nursing and education backgrounds will benefit from the acquisition of advanced skills in the theory and practice of working with young people with mental health difficulties. Clinical placements are available as an extracurricular option for students who aim to develop their career in a profession related to clinical practice.

Optional qualifications degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.



Start date

EXPECTED SEP-2021. EXPECTED SEP-2021: Part time: 2 years; Flexible: 2-5 years.

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 Years - full-time Ucas MSc £11040 Home Fees
1 Years - full-time Ucas MSc £26380 Overseas Fees
1 Years - full-time Ucas MSc £11040 European Fees
2 Years - part-time Ucas MSc £5555 Home Fees
2 Years - part-time Ucas MSc £13130 Overseas Fees
2 Years - part-time Ucas MSc £5555 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Normally medical registration or an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or nursing, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should preferably have clinical experience in a mental health, paediatric or educational setting.
  • International entry requirements: Normally medical registration or an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or nursing, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should preferably have clinical experience in a mental health, paediatric or educational setting.Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.
  • IELTS score: 7.5
  • TOEFL score: 109