Taught course

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

Institution
City, University of London · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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 and transform care.

Developed in consultation with the national charity YoungMinds, this MSc will help you advance your career within services for children, young people, and their families and carers. It has been specifically developed for professionals from a variety of sectors, including:
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Social care
  • Nursing
  • Allied health professions
  • The voluntary sector.

This MSc can prepare you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in child and adolescent mental health, and will 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.


The course uses a sound evidence-base to prepare you for a career in a specialist workforce, where the development of ethical and culturally-sensitive practice and the placement of the child, young person and their carer are at the centre of decision-making and service re-design.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

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