Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Childhood Development and Wellbeing in Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview Explore inequalities in childhood and the factors that can nurture or disrupt child development. Analyse the critical frameworks for understanding relationships such as attachment theory. Critically examine the evidence base and use of practices in children’s services. Designed for people with an interest in working in children’s services and education facilities, this course will encourage you to explore how to promote positive mental health for young people across a variety of settings. You’ll develop your practical psychological skills in assessment, formulation and intervention planning, as well as your awareness of yourself as a practitioner. Some of the topics you’ll study include psychological theories (such as Bowlby’s attachment theory) and how developmental, societal and environmental challenges influence all aspects of young people’s lives. You’ll also learn how to identify and nurture protective factors. You’ll have a series of guest lectures throughout this course, especially throughout specialist units, to help you understand how the theory you learn in the classroom applies to the practice setting. Guest lectures include experienced clinical and educational psychologists who contribute to a number of training programmes, as well as specialist speakers with a focus on trauma, creative therapeutic approaches and the development of novel trauma-informed services to help you explore career options. For this course, you’ll usually complete a service-based dissertation that informs service development or specific interventions for children, young people or families. Features and benefits

  • Develop your skills - You’ll develop your therapeutic and clinical skills, theoretical knowledge, applied research skills, and strategies to maintain your wellbeing as a practitioner.
  • Complete a dissertation - You’ll complete a service-based dissertation project, which contributes to the delivery of the service you’d like to develop your career in.
  • Specialist facilities - You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIR imaging research device, 12 experimental testing laboratories and 6 psychology laboratories.
  • Outstanding academics - Our teaching staff includes practising researchers and clinical, counselling and health psychologists.
  • Structured teaching - Our teaching on this course is usually structured to set days, which gives you the opportunity to work in practice alongside studying.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above in an honours degree course or overseas equivalent related to the allied health/social care or education professions, or an unrelated degree with some relevant experience in young people’s services and/or settings. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
Childhood Development and Wellbeing in Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS