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Course summary

Overview Learn about how inequalities in childhood and experiences inform child development, and how policy and practice can promote change and wellbeing. Learn to analyse critical frameworks that inform our understanding of mental health constructs in childhood, adolescence and emerging adulthood. Learn how to critically examine the evidence base and use of practices in children’s services. Designed for people with an interest in working across children’s services, 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 an aspiring practitioner and researcher. Some of the topics you’ll study include psychological theories, early intervention approaches, 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, promoting young people’s strengths through preventative and restorative practices across settings. For your MSc, you’ll complete a service-based dissertation project focused to develop and advance practice in a particular area. Features and benefits

  • Develop your skills - You’ll develop your practical skills for working with young people and families, 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, informing practice through research.
  • Outstanding academics - Our teaching staff includes practitioner psychologists and researchers in the areas of clinical, counselling and health psychology.

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

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Fees and funding

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Childhood Development and Wellbeing in Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS