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 pediatric 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 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 policymaking 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.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
+Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology (core, 20 credits)
+Law, Policy and Ethics (core, 20 credits)
+Psychology of Learning and Education (core, 20 credits)
+Psychopathology (core, 20 credits)
+Research Design and Analysis for Psychology (core, 20 credits)
+Research Project (core, 60 credits)
+Resilience and Mindfulness (core, 20 credits)
You will be required to have:
a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree in the area of social sciences, health, education and human sciences.
Students from other disciplines who have extensive relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Where this course can take you
Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc will provide you with opportunities to enter or progress within a diverse range of occupations, including psychology, social work, nursing and teaching.
The course will also allow you to pursue further study in clinical and educational psychology.