Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Understand the determinants of emotional wellbeing for children and young people.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge in early interventions with families.
  • Gain postgraduate qualifications from PgCert to MSc via distance learning.
  • Work effectively with children, young people and families with mental health issues.
On this course, you’ll develop your knowledge of mental health for children, adolescents and families around an existing role. You’ll consider the factors which affect emotional health from an early age, and focus on a specific area in a dissertation. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a rewarding, specialist role within mental health. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Throughout the course, you’ll access and explore learning materials online, at your own pace. Theoretical models and principles will be explored alongside practical interventions and approaches. Core modules consider the factors that influence emotional health, as well as conditions, interventions, health promotion and research. Other modules can be selected based upon your role and interests, and a dissertation module allows you to consolidate and focus your learning. You learn through
  • flexible distance learning
  • stimulating and up-to-date online materials
  • guidance from experienced staff
  • online interactions with fellow students
  • formative and summative assessments
  • production of a health promotion resource.
Applied learning - Live projects This course is relevant to anyone who is working with children, young people and families where mental health is an issue — you don't have to come from the specific field of mental health. You will be able to draw from and expand upon the materials presented within the course, and apply them to your own specific role. Throughout the course, you'll keep a log of your experiences and applied learning. In addition to this, ongoing assessments will require you to reflect on your practice. You will also produce resources that can be used within your area of practice. This will help you to expand your “toolkit” in approaching and supporting children, adolescents and families with mental health issues. Networking opportunities Throughout the course, you’ll learn from health, social care, education and voluntary sector practitioners across the mental health sectors. You’ll also interact with peers and other students — hearing about experiences from a diverse variety of professions. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in
  • mental health practice with children, adolescents and families
  • mental health linking
  • mental health liaison
  • consultation
  • teaching/training
  • mental health project work/research


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Early Intervention In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Enhancing Practice In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Year 2 - Compulsory modules Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Advanced Communication In Supportive Care Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Exercise For Mental Health And Psychological Wellbeing (Distance Learning) Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning) Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) Learners In Difficulty (Distance Learning) Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning) Loss, Grief And Bereavement Mental Health Recovery And Maternal Care Perinatal Mental Health And The Family Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Final year - Compulsory modules Dissertation 60 Credits

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related subject. A first degree in a relevant subject for example BSc (Hons) Nursing/Education/Social Work. Those who have already completed the PGCert in Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health would be able to APEL onto further parts of the course. Other formally certified qualifications Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence which may include for example documented evidence of recent CPD activity, innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and/or publications. Such evidence must be clearly described in any application Level of English language capability Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no individual element below 5.5. Relevant work or work-related experience It would be expected that applicants have worked or would be working with children, adolescents or families in some capacity. Motivation and engagement Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Masters level study in an online distance learning environment, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills. The programme is intellectually challenging and applicants should be prepared to actively contribute to discussion and debate; critically reflect upon own and others practice; explore and evaluate the evidence base underpinning their chosen course of study.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no individual element below 5.5

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS