Taught course

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care)

Institution
City, University of London · Division of Nursing
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have a lower second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.

If you do not hold a degree, but have relevant employment experience in the health sector, your application may still be considered.

You will need to provide two references (at least one reference for recent graduates must be academic, other references could include a current employer). You will need to provide the referees’ work contact details for us to contact the referee separately after we have received your application.

English Requirements:
If your first language is not English, one of the following is also required:

  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language. For example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
  • IELTS: 7.0.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.
  • Please note that due to changes in the UKVI’s list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Developed in consultation with the national charity YoungMinds, and designed for professionals working in child and adolescent mental health services, this MSc will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to critically evaluate approaches to mental health, transform care and help you advance your career within services for children, young people, and their families and carers.

This course aims to help you:

  • Gain the skills, knowledge and awareness of child and adolescent psychological development.
  • Promote child and adolescent mental health, identifying needs and recognising which therapeutic interventions are appropriate and why.
  • Learn to provide collaborative and compassionate care and support for children and adolescents.
  • Understand early identification, risk management and resilience.
  • Develop your knowledge of assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions and contemporary issues in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Enhance your ability to critically evaluate and reflect on your work or the work of others who care for individuals and families where there are significant concerns and vulnerability.
  • Maintain the balance between working collaboratively while maintaining safe professional boundaries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pghealth@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 5790