Taught course

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice (online distance learning)

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international or professional equivalent, and current or recent work experience with children and/or young people in settings including childcare, education, voluntary settings or mental health settings. English language requirements may apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice (Online Distance Learning) offers a unique perspective: that children and young people’s mental health and well-being is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to socio-cultural and that approaches to working with mental health and well-being need to be informed by this dynamic and interactional system.

By drawing on the knowledge and clinical experience of a world-class department of clinical and health psychology, the programme aims to equip students with the knowledge necessary for understanding children and young people’s mental health and well-being from this unique perspective. The programme will also draw upon many other theoretical areas, including early intervention, health promotion, public health, health and social inequalities, critical psychology, developmental psychopathology and resilience.

The programme is part time, fully online, and has been designed with professionals in mind; the online delivery format and part-time study options allow for professionals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to develop knowledge and practice whilst continuing to meet individual life and work demands.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-72 months

Course contact details

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