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Course summary

Why study this course? This MSc degree offers an opportunity for comprehensive study in the field of mental health and educational issues of children and adolescents. You'll consider theoretical and practical issues relating to the main factors influencing paediatric mental health from biological, social, cultural and psychological perspectives. It will enable you to pursue or advance your career in teaching or mental health. More about this course This Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc course will provide you with an up-to-date scientific and academic knowledge that will allow you to pursue a career in children's mental health across health, social care, education and youth justice. The course will guide you to develop an understanding of recent developments in the child and adolescent mental health field and help you to acquire skills useful in identifying and managing a wide range of mental health problems. You'll develop the ability to conduct research and scholarly analysis focused on children and adolescent mental health. You'll also learn about psychological and developmental processes that contribute to children's positive and negative mental health and explore ways in which your knowledge can contribute to policy making in this field. The course will be taught by practitioners, researchers and scholars in the child psychology and mental health fields. The teaching will contribute to your training needs and help you develop skills relating to the assessment, management and treatment of child and adolescent disorders.


Example modules include: Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology (core, 20 credits); Psychopathology (core, 20 credits); Research Design and Analysis for Psychology (core, 20 credits); Law, Policy and Ethics (core, 20 credits); Resilience and Mindfulness (core, 20 credits); Specific Learning Differences (core, 20 credits); Research Project (core, 60 credits).

Assessment method

The course is assessed through a variety of tasks that allow for the demonstration of academic learning through mechanisms that support employability skills. Thus, you are assessed through essay, case studies, oral presentations, critical and systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative research reports.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have at a minimum a lower second-class Honours degree in the area of social sciences, health, education and human sciences e.g. social work, psychology, medicine, biomedical science, nursing, health promotion or social work. Graduates from other disciplines who have extensive relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1170 Module
Northern Ireland £1170 Module
Scotland £1170 Module
Wales £1170 Module
EU £2020 Module
International £2020 Module
Channel Islands £2020 Module
Republic of Ireland £2020 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health at London Metropolitan University - UCAS